Usually I avoid the stores as much as possible during the week before and the week after Christmas. I just can’t abide crowds and short tempered check out clerks.
But as I accidentally dropped the bottle of bleach in the laundry and it split open, I needed to buy more bleach and a few more household items, so I drove up to the K-Mart, which is the closest department store to my house. They had marked own all their seasonal items to as much as 90% off the original price. So I ended up buying several boxes of nice Christmas cards for 25 cents per box and some exterior light sets for 50 cents a string. What bargains!
At Christmas we almost always have a roast turkey for dinner, but this year we are having something different: roast goose!
My dear friend, Walter, went hunting last week and came home with two geese. He says that one is plenty for him to eat, and he wanted to share his bounty with me. What a thoughtful man!
I have been digging through my cookbooks looking for recipes. It has been years since I cooked any wild game. I think I found the best recipe, which is basically treating the goose like it is a roast beef. You put it in a Reynolds cooking bag, along with some onion and cream of mushroom soup. It cooks in the same amount of time as a similarly sized turkey, but you have that deliciously moist dark goose meat and self made gravy when its done.
Doggone it! I was told by a certain someone that all the hit network shows are available on Comcast’s “On Demand.” I don’t even like having cable in the house. The little bit that I watch TV is hardly worth the monthly expense of cable. But everyone seems to need to have cable – especially since after February all the TVs have to be digital or they won’t work without another expensive piece of equipment called a “converter.”
So I have cable and I pay this ridiculous bill every month, and I missed the finale of my favorite show, the Amazing Race, and now I find out it is not even on the “On Demand.”
There was a sudden minor emergency this afternoon and we had to dash out of the house to drive down to Franklin. There were a few issues waiting for us and we did our best to fix everything and get back home quickly, but it just took too long and we ended up missing the grand finale of the Amazing Race. I am so disappointed to have missed it! We’ve watched every episode this whole season and we love this show.
I don’t want to know who won – I will try to catch the show “On Demand” and watch it tomorrow instead.