General Cooking (rec.food.cooking) For general food and cooking discussion. Foods of all kinds, food procurement, cooking methods and techniques, eating, etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 24-11-2010, 11:10 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 36,804
Default Funny Thanksgiving Stories

"Let Kroger Do it For You". Or so my mother thought one year. I believe it
was around 1977. My mother kept seeing ads in the newspaper and on TV, "Let
Kroger Do it For You", accompanied by a picture of a nicely roasted turkey,
dressing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, etc. So she called Kroger and told
them to reserve a dinner for us. She arranged to pick it up around 3PM on
Thanksgiving day.

My brother and I went with her to the store to pick it up. He came out
carrying the box. As he was putting it in the trunk he said, "This box is
awfully cold." We/she opened it up to find a 12 lb. frozen *uncooked*
turkey, frozen dressing, frozen everything. (The ad was very misleading.)
She expected a fully cooked dinner in a box, with maybe only some minor
reheating necessary.

My mother wasn't one to lose her temper often, but this time she did! She
had my brother carry the box back into the store and demanded to speak to
the manager. She was yelling about false advertising. LOL Yep, Mom could
be feisty. She got her money back.

But now we were stuck without a Thanksgiving dinner. Well hell, who says it
has to be turkey? She promptly drove to another grocery store. We had NY
strip steaks and baked potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner that year

Anyone got any funny holiday food memories to share?

Jill


  #2 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 24-11-2010, 11:13 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,046
Default Funny Thanksgiving Stories

On Nov 24, 3:10*pm, "jmcquown" wrote:
"Let Kroger Do it For You". *Or so my mother thought one year. *I believe it
was around 1977. *My mother kept seeing ads in the newspaper and on TV, "Let
Kroger Do it For You", accompanied by a picture of a nicely roasted turkey,
dressing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, etc. *So she called Kroger and told
them to reserve a dinner for us. *She arranged to pick it up around 3PM on
Thanksgiving day.

My brother and I went with her to the store to pick it up. *He came out
carrying the box. *As he was putting it in the trunk he said, "This box is
awfully cold." *We/she opened it up to find a 12 lb. frozen *uncooked*
turkey, frozen dressing, frozen everything. *(The ad was very misleading.)
She expected a fully cooked dinner in a box, with maybe only some minor
reheating necessary.

My mother wasn't one to lose her temper often, but this time she did! *She
had my brother carry the box back into the store and demanded to speak to
the manager. *She was yelling about false advertising. *LOL *Yep, Mom could
be feisty. *She got her money back.

But now we were stuck without a Thanksgiving dinner. *Well hell, who says it
has to be turkey? *She promptly drove to another grocery store. *We had NY
strip steaks and baked potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner that year

Anyone got any funny holiday food memories to share?

Jill


One year when I was maybe 9, my folks forgot to buy the turkey. I
guess my mom thought my dad was going to get it and vice versa.
So...because the freezer was loaded with fish...we had fish and all
the trimmings.
  #3 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 25-11-2010, 02:51 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,987
Default Funny Thanksgiving Stories

On Nov 24, 6:10*pm, "jmcquown" wrote:
"Let Kroger Do it For You". *Or so my mother thought one year. *I believe it
was around 1977. *My mother kept seeing ads in the newspaper and on TV, "Let
Kroger Do it For You", accompanied by a picture of a nicely roasted turkey,
dressing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, etc. *So she called Kroger and told
them to reserve a dinner for us. *She arranged to pick it up around 3PM on
Thanksgiving day.

My brother and I went with her to the store to pick it up. *He came out
carrying the box. *As he was putting it in the trunk he said, "This box is
awfully cold." *We/she opened it up to find a 12 lb. frozen *uncooked*
turkey, frozen dressing, frozen everything. *(The ad was very misleading.)
She expected a fully cooked dinner in a box, with maybe only some minor
reheating necessary.

My mother wasn't one to lose her temper often, but this time she did! *She
had my brother carry the box back into the store and demanded to speak to
the manager. *She was yelling about false advertising. *LOL *Yep, Mom could
be feisty. *She got her money back.

But now we were stuck without a Thanksgiving dinner. *Well hell, who says it
has to be turkey? *She promptly drove to another grocery store. *We had NY
strip steaks and baked potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner that year

Anyone got any funny holiday food memories to share?

Jill


This happened in my office one Xmas. We got everything all set up for
a big luncheon, two gals went to pick up what they thought would be a
hot turkey, ready to carve - they were gone forever - came back
laughing their heads off.

Yes, very misleading. I don't remember how it was handled, but we
did finally get a hot, cooked turkey.
  #4 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 27-11-2010, 07:54 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 46,524
Default Funny Thanksgiving Stories


"jmcquown" wrote in message
...
"Let Kroger Do it For You". Or so my mother thought one year. I believe
it was around 1977. My mother kept seeing ads in the newspaper and on TV,
"Let Kroger Do it For You", accompanied by a picture of a nicely roasted
turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, etc. So she called Kroger
and told them to reserve a dinner for us. She arranged to pick it up
around 3PM on Thanksgiving day.

My brother and I went with her to the store to pick it up. He came out
carrying the box. As he was putting it in the trunk he said, "This box is
awfully cold." We/she opened it up to find a 12 lb. frozen *uncooked*
turkey, frozen dressing, frozen everything. (The ad was very misleading.)
She expected a fully cooked dinner in a box, with maybe only some minor
reheating necessary.

My mother wasn't one to lose her temper often, but this time she did! She
had my brother carry the box back into the store and demanded to speak to
the manager. She was yelling about false advertising. LOL Yep, Mom
could be feisty. She got her money back.

But now we were stuck without a Thanksgiving dinner. Well hell, who says
it has to be turkey? She promptly drove to another grocery store. We had
NY strip steaks and baked potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner that year

Anyone got any funny holiday food memories to share?


When we moved to CA, I found a complete dinner that came to you frozen. It
was supposed to have a boneless turkey breast in it. I thought this was
great because I have an aversion to things with bones in it.

To my horror, I discovered that it was a HUGE whole turkey. I had to go out
and buy a foil roasting pan because my huge splatterware roasting pan just
wasn't big enough for it.

I did my best to get it in and out of the oven because the pan was so
flimsy, it was very clumsy to deal with. And because it took up the entire
oven, I had to wait until it was fully heated through before I could heat up
the side dishes of stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and
whatever the dessert was. No rolls came with.

The bird sat on the top of the stove making a HUGE mess. I had no idea how
much juice/fat it would give off. The mess got worse as my husband
attempted to carve it. I wasn't about to do it. Wouldn't know how to do
it. And apparently he didn't either. He pretty much massacred it and
stabbed some slits in the foil pan, sending greasy juice all over the top of
the stove, down the front of the stove and onto the floor below. I was in
tears because I couldn't clean it up fast enough.

All of the side dishes turned out to be disgusting. They were loaded with
all sorts of crap that I would never put in my food. Like soybean oil. It
was even in the gummy mashed potatoes. Nobody liked them. Nobody liked the
dessert either. It all went in the trash. And nobody wanted to deal with
the rest of the turkey. I did save some of the meat which I used the
following day to make a disgusting Rachel Ray recipe for pizza. Nobody
liked that either!

My husband just got mad at the big slippery, greasy turkey and told me to
throw it out. We were in military housing at the time and the kitchen was
upstairs. I had to stuff the whole mess in a garbage bag and hope I didn't
drip grease through the livingroom or on the stairs as I went.

After that fiasco, if I have to make the food at home... I buy a precooked
turkey breast or sliced turkey for my daughter and I, and enough legs to fit
in my large crockpot for my husband. Yeah, I know they have bones but I can
just sort of plop them in and forget about them. The side dishes and things
are easy enough to make.

Now that we are back in WA, we usually have Thanksgiving at their house.
They bought a complete meal from Boston Market when it was here and a cooked
one from the grocery store. We weren't pleased with either of them. We're
all really picky eaters though.


  #5 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 27-11-2010, 08:06 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 46,524
Default Funny Thanksgiving Stories


"Kalmia" wrote in message
...
On Nov 24, 6:10 pm, "jmcquown" wrote:
"Let Kroger Do it For You". Or so my mother thought one year. I believe it
was around 1977. My mother kept seeing ads in the newspaper and on TV,
"Let
Kroger Do it For You", accompanied by a picture of a nicely roasted
turkey,
dressing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, etc. So she called Kroger and told
them to reserve a dinner for us. She arranged to pick it up around 3PM on
Thanksgiving day.

My brother and I went with her to the store to pick it up. He came out
carrying the box. As he was putting it in the trunk he said, "This box is
awfully cold." We/she opened it up to find a 12 lb. frozen *uncooked*
turkey, frozen dressing, frozen everything. (The ad was very misleading.)
She expected a fully cooked dinner in a box, with maybe only some minor
reheating necessary.

My mother wasn't one to lose her temper often, but this time she did! She
had my brother carry the box back into the store and demanded to speak to
the manager. She was yelling about false advertising. LOL Yep, Mom could
be feisty. She got her money back.

But now we were stuck without a Thanksgiving dinner. Well hell, who says
it
has to be turkey? She promptly drove to another grocery store. We had NY
strip steaks and baked potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner that year

Anyone got any funny holiday food memories to share?

Jill


This happened in my office one Xmas. We got everything all set up for
a big luncheon, two gals went to pick up what they thought would be a
hot turkey, ready to carve - they were gone forever - came back
laughing their heads off.

Yes, very misleading. I don't remember how it was handled, but we
did finally get a hot, cooked turkey.

This wasn't on Thanksgiving. Might have been Christmas. Not sure. The
office manager went to pick up an ice cream cake that somebody had ordered.
It turned out to be a full sheet which was far too large to fit in the
medium sized fridge that we had in the break room. She freaked and said we
all had to eat it right then. I know we did have big freezers or at least
one big freezer in the cafeteria but the cafeteria manager probably wouldn't
let her use it. She was a real stickler on the "no outside food" rule which
is actually a health code violation here.




  #6 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 27-11-2010, 10:12 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 46,524
Default Funny Thanksgiving Stories


"Omelet" wrote in message
news
In article ,
"Julie Bove" wrote:

Now that we are back in WA, we usually have Thanksgiving at their house.
They bought a complete meal from Boston Market when it was here and a
cooked
one from the grocery store. We weren't pleased with either of them.
We're
all really picky eaters though.


shakes head Sorry hon', but if you are going to be "picky eaters",
pre-cooked meals are never going to work. ;-)

I have, in the past when I was just to busy working more than one job,
purchased pre-smoked or pre-roasted turkeys and just heated them. They
were acceptable but too salty. Sides are easy enough, I never bothered
to cheat with those...

Later today, I will attempt my first home smoked bird. Intent is to just
cut it in half down the center instead of spatching it as my smoker is
just not wide enough.

I'll roast the yams in the table top roaster, or maybe in the toaster
oven. Have not decided yet...

Likely the latter as it lives on the dead glasstop where the other is
stored in a corner.

I'm currently baking a Turban squash in the toaster oven seeded and
stuffed with buttery mashed potatoes. Should be interesting.


My daughter likes smoked turkey. But I don't. Not sure if my husband likes
it or not. He really likes the legs. Odd that my mom didn't serve any. I
assume she got a whole bird. She said it was 22 pounds. Normally she will
buy extra legs because all the males in the family like them. But she said
this year everyone at the store were just sort of shell shocked after having
been snowed in. She said the aisles were terribly crowded. People just
sort of grabbed stuff and ran. Perhaps they didn't have any legs. When
I've bought them in the past, I would find two at this store, two at that
store. No quantity of them anywhere. Except oddly for times other than
Thanksgiving and when my husband isn't home. I found the best way to cook
them is in the crockpot with some big pieces of onion and celery that are
discarded later. Husband didn't like them with BBQ sauce.


  #7 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 27-11-2010, 10:49 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 46,524
Default Funny Thanksgiving Stories


"Omelet" wrote in message
news
In article ,
"Julie Bove" wrote:

Later today, I will attempt my first home smoked bird. Intent is to
just
cut it in half down the center instead of spatching it as my smoker is
just not wide enough.

I'll roast the yams in the table top roaster, or maybe in the toaster
oven. Have not decided yet...

Likely the latter as it lives on the dead glasstop where the other is
stored in a corner.

I'm currently baking a Turban squash in the toaster oven seeded and
stuffed with buttery mashed potatoes. Should be interesting.


My daughter likes smoked turkey. But I don't. Not sure if my husband
likes
it or not. He really likes the legs. Odd that my mom didn't serve any.
I
assume she got a whole bird. She said it was 22 pounds. Normally she
will
buy extra legs because all the males in the family like them.


It's a "guy thing". Think "caveman" g

Or Fred Flintstone...


But she said
this year everyone at the store were just sort of shell shocked after
having
been snowed in. She said the aisles were terribly crowded. People just
sort of grabbed stuff and ran. Perhaps they didn't have any legs. When
I've bought them in the past, I would find two at this store, two at that
store. No quantity of them anywhere. Except oddly for times other than
Thanksgiving and when my husband isn't home.


I actually prefer wings and they (unlike chicken wings) are inexpensive
at the moment due to current harvest demands. Cut the Drummets. They are
still huge!

I found the best way to cook
them is in the crockpot with some big pieces of onion and celery that are
discarded later. Husband didn't like them with BBQ sauce.


Just roast then without a fancy sauce perhaps?
They are good that way. :-)

Turkey is cheap cheap cheap this time of year. Best (imho) to stock up
on a whole one (or two or three) and cut them up for parts, then cook
them as you like the rest of the year for single meals.

Whatever works!

Cheap meat is cheap meat, and both dad and I actually LIKE turkey! There
are many that don't.


I am one who does not. I can eat it as in a Thanksgiving dinner or an
occasional sandwich. But I do not like it in other foods like salad, soup
or enchiladas. Or especially Rachel Ray's pizza!




Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Humor & Funny Stories [email protected] Coffee 0 28-02-2016 04:22 PM
Humor & Funny Stories [email protected] Beer 0 28-02-2016 07:52 AM
OT Airline stories Dimitri General Cooking 35 19-07-2008 01:44 AM
Any funny cue stories? VegA Barbecue 0 09-05-2007 12:11 AM
Funny, Sluggy Thanksgiving Cartoon Greg Zywicki General Cooking 0 25-11-2003 01:04 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 FoodBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Food and drink"

 

Copyright © 2017