If it wasn’t so real, it would almost be funny. The shortages. I heard the other day that there’s a snow plow driver shortage in some area of the north that gets lots of snow and they were talking about how that could impact school and work and I’m sure it will impact groceries and toilet paper getting to the grocery store.
We generally have most everything we need on hand but Chad and I were talking about Thanksgiving and Chad said “Let’s fry a turkey!” We both have the small electric turkey fryers so we decided to get two small turkeys and fry them. At first I couldn’t find anything but turkeys big enough to feed the entire county so I bought some fat hens and figured they would work to fry but then we found small turkeys. That solved everything . . except . . I don’t even keep this injection marinade because we haven’t been doing turkeys but when we do fry turkeys, this is all I’ve ever used.
My parents live in a subdivision where, at one time, the neighbors were all friends and did things together. The guys would get up about 3 a.m. and start frying turkeys. My dad and several friends all had the big turkey fryers that use propane and they’d set up. People in the neighborhood would reserve a time to bring their turkeys down and they’d have four or five turkeys frying at once. That was back 30 years ago. I don’t know when we all started using Tony Chachere’s injection marinade but it’s all I remember ever using.
So, I couldn’t find it here at Walmart or the other grocery store. The Walmart guy said “We’ve always had it before but we couldn’t get it so far this year.” Great! I told Chad . . I can’t find the marinade. He said “Walmart always has it.” Yep . . back before everything was in short supply.
Chad said “It’s ok. We can make our own. It’s just butter and spices.” That works but then I checked Walmart online and they had it so I got enough to do our two turkeys.
We also got the peanut oil, which sometimes it has been hard to find 100% peanut oil. The stores sometimes only have blends but we were able to find the 100% peanut oil so we’re good to go.
I think we have everything else we need for Thanksgiving dinner.