This morning the thought occurred to me that maybe the reason I love winter is because we don’t leave home if it’s raining. We don’t leave home if it’s snowing. We don’t leave home if there’s ice. How far would I have to drive to visit Chad if we moved to Alaska? 🙂
Yesterday I was talking to a friend and I said something like . . I shouldn’t have to leave home again for a week. I forgot I have to go vote on Tuesday but that’s almost walking distance from our house and we don’t pass a Walmart. We don’t pass Home Depot. We don’t pass Aldi and we don’t pass a restaurant so the chance of us going to vote and not coming straight home are slim.
This morning . .
Vince: You know . . I really liked the way you cooked that turkey with the sous vide. We should go buy more while they’re on sale.
Me: You can go buy them. Don’t get more than a 13 or 14 pound turkey.
Vince: I want you to go too.
Me: I have a hard time walking.
Vince: We’ll go in Walmart, go straight to the turkeys and leave.
Raise your hand if you believe that!
He decided that since we know the price at Walmart (because we saw the ad online), we should go to Aldi and make sure their prices aren’t better. Aldi doesn’t open til 9 and it was only about 8:15 so we went to Chick-Fil-A for breakfast. Then we went to Aldi. They did have Butterball turkeys for $1.08 per pound. Thank goodness they had a limit of 2. We got two. They had hams. We got two. Are we feeding the entire county for Thanksgiving?
Then we went to Walmart. Their Honeysuckle White turkeys that I had paid $1.48 per pound for were .98 per pound so Vince got more turkeys and more ham.
We passed Michael’s and I said “Oh, I need something from Michael’s. I told him . . it’s on aisle 60. I can go in and get it and be out in a second. Got that and we were on our way.
We got home and he said “Which freezer has room for them?” I said . . you figure it out.
I knew I could squeeze two turkeys and one ham in somewhere but not as many as we bought. He went from freezer to freezer trying to decide what to do. Then he said “What about these elderberries?” I said “They need to be cleaned and put into the freeze dryer. I can show you how to do that.” Not exactly what he was thinking because he suddenly had things to do outside. 🙂
I cleaned 8 gallons of elderberries. I got 4 gallons in the freeze dryer and 4 gallons on trays in a smaller freezer for the next load in the freeze dryer. I still have 8 gallons more elderberries to clean and freeze dry but, for now, we have all the turkeys and all the hams in the freezer.
I am not leaving the house til Tuesday to go vote and then I’m not leaving again til Friday when Nicole and I are taking a road trip. Really!