our first thanksgiving.

November 28, 2012

November can really be summed up in three syllables: last weekend. The rest of the month was great, but it can't beat four days of Christmas movies, leftovers, and apple pie (and Max all to myself!) We spent the weekend up in Salt Lake, staying overnight in our favorite hotel and seeing the lights on Temple Square. Minus the crowds, it's always so pretty.

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Earlier this year I thought I had found the deal of the century on a $2.50 baby turkey. If you know me, you know I capital LOVE/love turkey. I called my mom about this and she said there was no such thing. I insisted that there was, that it was currently sitting in my freezer, and when I showed her a picture, all I had to do was read the fine print: I had purchased a baby hen. I still have no comment.

To make matters worse, I called my mom just last week telling her of the good news again! I had really found a baby turkey this time! Since Max and I were spending Thanksgiving day with his family, we decided to have a mini-Thanksgiving dinner of our own the night before, and this baby turkey would be perfect.

Unfortunately, when I told my mom the good news, she reminded me (again) that there is no such thing as a baby turkey -- never has been, never will be. I told her she was wrong, I even checked it twice. It was indeed a baby turkey, perfect for two! So I went ahead with the preparations, thawed it the night before, got home from work ready to put it in the oven and... I had purchased processed turkey meat. I had no idea there was even such a thing. Little cubes of white and dark meat and I nearly fell over in my kitchen. It looked bad, real bad. My first thought was to cancel Thanksgiving, but I did what I always do and I called my mother. She told me I should never be allowed to go grocery shopping, and reminded me that I could always buy a fresh turkey (no thawing!) and still have it ready that night! So I ran to the store at four in the afternoon, picked up a real honest-to-goodness-turkey, and four hours later... we feasted.

And then I burned the pumpkin pie.

Our first Thanksgiving as a married couple was what I would call memorable. Alls well that ends well, I say.


Emily Meyerhoffer said...

You two sure are cute!!

Falling Up said...

hahahahahahah. try cinnamon rolls??

kylee said...

i can't decide what i like more, your pumpkin pie line or kylie's comment.

Kelsie said...

@kylie - cinnamon rolls would have probably been worse, we can always speed dial cracker barrel.

Brittany said...

I'm ROLLING over your turkey problems. So funny. You and Max look like you're just loving being newlyweds, and your hair is insanely beautiful, as always.

Jodie said...

you guys are seriously so cute. i hope i'm as blessed as you someday! ♥

Jane Harman said...

you do such fun stuff all the time! that baby turkey thing kills me.

Ash & JD said...

This made me laugh so hard! I feel like something like that would totally happen to me!

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