Gobble Gobble

Thanksgiving chez Madtown Mama:

Number of people staying in our house: 7 (the three of us, my two parents, one brother, and a friend who recently moved to Minnesota)

Size of our house: 900 sq ft

Number of objects broken by baby Daniel: 0

Number of objects broken by other people: 2 (my dad broke a bowl and my brother broke a mug)

Number of coffee spills on our living room rug: 2 (mom, Joe - who managed to combine spilling coffee and breaking a mug in one fell swoop)

(I'm thinking I should have gotten suction cup bowls and sippy cups for the whole family, not just little Daniel.)

Dinner: turkey roasted in beer sauce, cranberry salad, orange-coconut sweet rolls, roasted sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, vegetarian dressing, pumpkin pie, 3-buck Chuck (Daniel had his usual purréed carrots and peas with yogurt)

*Edited to add: There has been some discussion of 3-buck Chuck and Trader Joe's...for those who want to know more, click here.)

Number of roasting pans purchased at the last minute when the realization was made that the turkey breast was way bigger than any available baking dishes: one (thank goodness for Ace Hardware!)

Number of dollars spent at various grocery stores and co-ops in Madison: don't ask

Number of objects forgotten by overnight guests: relatively few - just a couple pairs of gloves, a glasses case, and two small cans of juice in the fridge

Number of loads of laundry done yesterday afternoon after everyone left: at least four

A good time was had by all!

Comments

canadahauntsme said…
Technically, I spilled coffee on your rug twice...
pamigelsrud said…
I finally figured out what 3-buck chuck is!
Suze said…
you did, joe? i just knew about the one time. i think we should get a thermo-insulated sippy cup for you next time you're here. lol! (seriously, don't worry about it. i figure when daniel's potty training in a couple years, spilled coffee will be the least of our worries!)

pam, 3-buck chuck is pretty good. we like the cab sav, and the merlot is so-so. have yet to try any of the whites.
Jenn Hacker said…
Yet I am still in the dark as to what the heck 3-Buck Chuck is. Anyone care to enlighten me?
canadahauntsme said…
Isn't it a redneck named "chuck" with three deer kills? At first I thought it was wine, but now I'm confused...
Suze said…
jenn, 3-buck chuck is Charles Shaw brand wine that you can get at Trader Joe's for $2.99, and the thing is, it's actually good. It's better than a lot of, say, $10 wine. I think it used to be 2 bucks a bottle, or maybe you can still get it in California for $2.

I'm sure there's a redneck out there named Chuck who killt 3 deer before he r-u-n-n-o-f-t but he sure wasn't at our house for Thanksgiving :)
andre said…
what cracks me up is that apparently it's two-buck chuck in CA, and three bucks everywhere else.
pamigelsrud said…
So is it $2 in CA, Andre? I guess you would know (if you shop at Trader Joe's, that is).
Jenn Hacker said…
I don't even know what Trader Joe's is, either. Guess I'll have to google it.
Suze said…
I just put up a link in this post to Trader Joe's website...hope that answers some questions!

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