Saturday, November 24, 2007

We Gobbled The Turkey...and more.

My Thanksgiving Day little party went well, everyone came, except the one who was invited first. It was that invitation to her that made me thought of doing the party. She accepted the invitation right there and then; however, when I confirmed with her, she was not so sure she could make it. It will depend on her transportation, she said. I asked her to call me back whether she could make it or not. She never called. My husband was not happy. He said he would not ask her anymore to come to any of our gatherings.

Some of my guests came a little bit late. It was alright, we had a fun time. The food was okay. I'm not sure if they liked it, I didn't see them throw up; I didn't see them writhe in pain for ingesting my food. My older cousin brought "turon" which the Anglos loved; another guy brought bread with spinach dip inside its cavity. It was good, but I can't eat a lot of it as the sour cream in it upsets my stomach. Another guy brought pumpkin pie.

My turkey turned out good, it was moist. We almost devoured the whole thing. I gave some to my guests to take home, so I won't be left with so much turkey I would have to have it morning, noon and night. I made turkey soup for dinner last night; this morning I stir fried some then poured a little bit of gravy over it, fried a couple of eggs then toasted some bread and we had it for breakfast. No turkey for lunch. Tonight, however, I made turkey soup again...this will be the last of the turkey dinner. The leftover has to be consumed within 2 or 3 days, otherwise I'm going to freeze it.

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The mad dash for Black Friday had come and gone. I find no reason to wake up so early and line up at a store to get bargains they have advertised. They opened as early as 5 AM, and I heard some have started opening at 4 AM. I once did go to Wal-Mart's 6 AM sale, and, my husband and I got there 15 minutes after it opened and parking was already full. The buying frenzy was already in full swing. Most of the discounted items were all sold out when we got in. We got a sewing machine for half the regular price, but that's about it. That was about 4 years ago. I've not gone to another one of these after holiday sale since.

During these holiday sales people just dash through the door as soon as it is opened and some, I heard, have been crushed to death. Yesterday I watched on TV as this was going on and someone was almost pinned on the ground. Lucky for that person a guy pulled her up to safety. I wonder why they have to rush in when they are already at the door. Why lose an arm and a leg or even life for saving a couple of hundred dollars?

I slept through Black Friday.

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30 comments:

Nance said...

Mari,
ahhhh ... sigh of relief. As much as we like company, it is always a relief to go back to norm. I don't like after holiday sales either, too crowded and lines at check outs are too long... not me.

Nance said...

Mari,
this is probably a duplicate comment. anyway, as much as we like company it is always a relief to be back to norm. I don't like after holiday sales either, too crowded and I don't have patience waiting in line at check out register.

nini said...

smart lady, that's the best thing to do after thanksgiving.

me thinks, i should have left and gone camping somewhere:) guests just left today, haaay

nini

Mari said...

nance,
It sure is a relief. I was so tired I slept most of the day that Friday. I don't have the energy and eagerness anymore for these crowded madding holiday sales. It must be the sign of... growing...o*l*d. LOL

Thanks for dropping by.

Mari said...

nini,
Oh me, oh my! Well, you can still move someplace else.

Thanks for the visit.

Pepe said...

Naku Mari grabe ang turkey mo hindi maubos-ubos ha-ha....! Gaano ba kalaki yan at isang linggo nyo yatang nilantakan ha-ha....! Joks lang....! Nice thanks giving celebration....! =D

dodong flores said...

Hi, Mari! Happy Thanksgiving day...
I wish I was there to join your guests... :)

Photo Cache said...

glad that first leg of the holidays is over. i dont shop on the day after.

Mari said...

pepe,
Oo nga, napurga na ako sa turkey. LOL...sa totoo kukunti ang tira ngayon. Mabuti na lang. Ubos na nga e, kaya balik sa sinigang na bangus. Ha ha ha

Mari said...

dodong,
Oo nga sana nandito ka, sayang. We could've had a fun time.

Thanks for dropping by.

Mari said...

photo cache,
Yeah, one down, 2 to go.

Thanks for your visit.

tina said...

glad to hear the party went great.. :)

when it is a sale expect lots of people.

even Jollibee has this one day promo the buy one take one thing.. and the line goes until outside. i think it was their stragey.. i tried to compute the value.. you'd only save a few peso. so much for the line.

Mari said...

Yeah, tina, sales are a come-on. It's one way to get people in the store, and they end up buying some that are not on sale. He he he...the store still wins.

;-D

dragonfly philippines travel said...

i don't remember if i've eaten turkey na but i's sure is good during TG

Pepe said...

tzmcSana nga Mari.... God knows what's best for us naman.... By the way, oo nga ang init na nga dito....! Tatlong araw ko lang tuloy nilantakan yung isang big tub ng ice cream sa fridge dahil sa init....! Sarap naman dyan....! Ayaw na ayaw ko kasi ang australian summer kasi mainit na, maalikabok pa masyado dahil dry na dry ang hangin....! =D

ghee said...

too bad your guest didnt make it,and didnt even give you a call.

good that you served good dishes,it was funny the way you described it,that they didnt puke,haha!

I love sales!but hubby controls me,sometimes I buy those stuffs that are not that valuable kasi,hehe

Thanx for coming!

thanx and hugs!
ghee

Vicki said...

hello mari,

thanks for always coming to me, says that makes me happy...
oo nga, pareho lang tayo lahat, maganda or pangit, mayaman or "pobre"...pareho lang worms lang ang tumaba at bones lang ang matira....lol

ang deferrencia lang, yon maganda ang kahon nila...lol
siguro sa akin, sabi ko sa asawa ko,kung pwede sa bote na lang at walang grave stone....ok daw...lol

pasa ko muna ito.....

Vicki said...

oo talaga, mabait talaga si bernie, totoo ito, or under cover lang....kaya yon mga anak ko, mabait din....hehehhe
i love my own na ako ngayon, achhh

"if it's going to happen it will happen no matter what"....yes, it is true, kaya prayer n trust lahat ni LOrd....

thank you ha?

Vicki said...

She never called............ito rin, ewan ko,sa mga pinoy-nay invited friends lang ito nangyari, not all but mostly, sorry to say.....
sa iyo, are they pinoy?

but in german friends, hindi pwede ito...whether you come or not, they would say somthing.....

about the time....on time is very welcome....late...but not more than 5 mins...is ok..........But, too early, eventhough 5 mins, is too worst.....thats what i learned here, sa school din,noon bago pa ako dito.

thanks for sharing, Mari.....hay, party, maganda nga gawain, kaya maraming mga Gobble...gobble...gobble...

thanks again......

Vicki said...

oo nga, bakit kaya ganyan pag my ON SALE.....dito rin,
pag summer-winter sale, ay nako, wala pang oras sa open hr. ang mga customer nandoon na sa front door....hindi na makaikot talaga.

tapos pag open sa door, ay naku...pag maliit tayo, patay.....heheheh

ewan ba, parang maubosan siguro.....

ay uwi na ako, baka masakit na ang eyes mo sa kabasa sa comments ko.

sorry ha?....

ewan ko ba,,,,madaldal siguro ako ano?....

pasensiya ka na.....bye n enjoy the day.....

ay oo nga, ang laki ng turkey mo ang daming tira....hindi pa ako naka kain ng Turkey like your style their of cooking or baking,there....

bye na talaga.............

Mari said...

dragonfly,
Yes, it's good; and it doesn't seem Thanksgiving if it's not turkey.

;-D


pepe,
Wear loose clothes and drink lots of water to cool off. Watch out for heat stroke.

:-[

Mari said...

ghee,
Yeah, she didn't call, and didn't come. So, that's the end of that...no more invite for her. LOL

Thanks for dropping by.

Mari said...

vicki,
Oo, lahat tayo sa lupa babalik. Sabihin mo kay Bernie magandang "urn" ang para sa iyo.

Mabait nga si Bernie, makita mo sa mukha niya. Siyempre ganoon din ang mga bata...pag mabait ang magulang ganoon din ang mga anak.

Pinay nga yung hindi dumating at hindi tumawag...pinsan siya ng mr. ko. Ganoon kasi ang ugali sa atin, pero dito meron naman mga telepono/cellphone na lahat bakit hindi na tumawag. Nagalit na nga si mr.

Dito rin ang mga American on time, pero paminsan-minsan late din sila, pero tatawag kung male-late sila. "We'll be running late," sabihin nila. Gaya nung mga na late na dumating...relatives ko naman pero dito na pinanganak kaya American na ang ugali nila.

Ay, naku, ang mga sale nakakapagod talaga. Wala na akong tiyaga. LOL

Your comments are a pleasure to read. Thanks for your visit.

Vicki said...

mari, nandito sa tabi si bernie, sinabi-translate ko ang mga sabi mo...
he smile n says, Thank you daw.....

at yn URN sabi ko rin....hjeheheheh

Thnks ha? mostly sabi nila, masungit daw ang mukha ni bernie....sa tingin lang siguro, pero really, bernie is good at tahimik, walang gulo sa buhay.....basta mabuti lang ang gawain.....say lang siya kung mali or hindi tama.

oo nga, sila dito, tatawag talaga kung malate or what...meron sounds....pero sorry to say, mga pinay-noy, wala, mamula na lang ang mata natin, walang-wala...

ewan, bakit, walang respetar sa nag-invite nila or ewan.....

ako rin, sa SALE na ganito, ayaw ko rin, kasi wala or hindi tayo maka select ng mabuti, kasi ILOGAN...mabuti pa yon normal SALE ang price or reduce price lang....maka select at hindi ako stress sukat-sukat or tingin-tingin.....

sabi ni kim, thnks daw sa compliments sa cookies nya, sabi pa nya, kung malapit ka lang daw dito, ibigay nya lahat sa iyo, kasi wala daw kumain....lol

sigi Mari, uwi na ako,....ingat ka dyan.....bye

Dennis said...

Oh nice to be back reading your blog, Mari. You know what, I've never tasted a Turkey in my life. Your post reminded me of Norman Rockwell's painting of Thanksgiving, with a large roasted Turkey as the main attraction.
I always wish we also have Thanksgiving in the Philippines.It would be a nice excuse to eat a fattened Turkey :)

ev said...

nag turkey celebration din kami at work kasi my boss is an American.

I was sooo full...t'was really a thanksgiving!

Happy weekend Mari!

Pepe said...

Have a goodie weekend Mari....! I hope you'are having a great time....! =D

Mari said...

vicki,
MEN are usually quiet. Ang husband ko hindi masyadong madaldal...kunti lang. Pero marunong makipagkuwento kahit kanino, kahit sa bata. Ako medyo tahimik pagbago palang kilala...akala nga suplada kasi mukhang matapang. >:-| Pero pagkilala na madaldal na.

Sabihin mo kay Bernie he's welcome. Salamat sa cookies kahit di ko natikman. LOL

Mahirap nga sa sale kasi di ka makapamili sa dami ng tao at magulo pa.

Thanks for your visit.

Mari said...

dennis,
You know the first time I had turkey was in Muntinlupa, Phil. I was there with some friends and our host roasted a turkey. It was on a spit over a fire, just like roasting lechon. I was then in college.

Find a turkey there and get it ready for Christmas. That would be a treat for your whole family.

Thanks for your visit.

Mari said...

ev,
Wow! That was some treat for you.

Have a great weekend to you, too.


pepe,
It's raining and cold here. Aargh...I don't like cold weather. LOL

Have a nice weekend.