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Fully stocked and ready for battle

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Another indoor club soccer game and the kid scored her team's only goal. They tried their best, but still lost - a fair outcome so not surprising or all that disappointing. We let the kid choose dinner, which is our custom after games.

We braved the crowds at Costco after the game - it was a bit crazy but I thought it would be even worse tomorrow. Then after dinner it was Trader Joe's, and finally the local supermarket. We are fully loaded up now, ready not only for the season's first snow predicted for tomorrow, but also for Thanksgiving.

There's a fresh turkey in the fridge, as well as a turkey-free loaf for the two lacto-vegans joining us for dinner. I have boxes of several frozen vegetarian appetizers, and lots of fresh veggies as well as egg-free snacks, both sweet and salty. I just downloaded a recipe for egg-less banana nut bread that I'll make for dessert. So ... I think I'm in decent shape for Thanksgiving, at least food-wise. The hardest part will be the three days of cleaning ahead of us!

And I bought 3 dozen eggs for the work holiday party. It's not for nearly 3 weeks, but I read online that fresh eggs are harder to peel for deviled eggs, so I thought to buy them now so I'll have older (but still unexpired!) eggs when they are needed.

Okay, so on second thought, the hardest part won't be the cleaning. It will be the staying away from the nuts and crackers before the holiday!
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    It is indeed hard to stay away from stuff bought ahead of time. About a week ago, I bought an assortment of both salty and sweet snacks for Mari's "friendship family," which is sort of like a host family in the town where she's spending the academic year. They've taken her on outings, and they're taking her to New Jersey for Thanksgiving at the grandparents'. To say thank you, I'm putting together a package of Japanese stuff--packaged snacks (different from what's available in the US), an origami book and origami paper for their school-age children, plum wine (umeshu) for the adults, etc. Well, I'd better hurry up and send that stuff OFF, for it calls out to me in the night (not the origami book, of course, but the consumables). But i know that if I dip into that, it will just further postpone getting that package sent, for I'll have to go back to the supermarket to re-supply. So I know where you're coming from about the nuts and crackers!

    I didn't know that about fresh eggs being harder to peel! Thanks for the info. I hate it when I'm trying to peel a hard-boiled egg and big chunks of the white come off with the peel. Not pretty!

    1976 days ago
    That is awesome for being stocked. I haven't even planned our meal yet let alone shopped.
    1976 days ago
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    1976 days ago
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