Thanks to my mom Frieda for sharing this funny story with us today:
My parents loved to eat, and my mother was a wonderful cook. She was famous among all our acquaintances for being able to make delicious meals with very little to work with. They had to come back to the States after working for some 30 years as missionaries in Central America because Mother had cancer, but for several years she was able to go back for ministry trips of several months at a time.
They returned to Dallas from one of these trips right before Thanksgiving one year. It was a treat and an adventure for them to go to a big supermarket and shop for all the ingredients to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
As they were shopping, they overheard the conversation of a couple about their age who were also shopping. The woman said to her husband in a disgruntled tone, “I guess you are going to want turkey and all that?” He assured her that he did indeed want all that.
Imagine my mother’s reaction when she saw the woman back up a few steps and pick up a turkey TV dinner!
Esther says she has heard this story over the years, but thought it was just a joke. No, it really happened!
(I, Esther, will be cooking the actual Thanksgiving dinner at our house today, Lord willing! As I’m planning my recipes I can’t help but think of the funny thing that happened last year as I was making Thanksgiving dinner! Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll!)
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Oh my. That’s funny. That’s my kind of Thanksgiving preparation. I can’t remember who I was watching last night but someone said that his wife doesn’t cook. So, on Thanksgiving, they have a turkey sandwich and Funyuns.
I’m just thankful for my mom and grandma. I was watching my mom get the turkey ready yesterday, and I almost threw up. I assure you that is something I will never prepare. YUK!
Elizabeth Grimes says
LOL!!!! Too funny!
Dr Momi says
LOL! Thanksgiving with none of the fuss! Enjoy your day with family Frieda. Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family!
That is funny! Aren’t kids amazing? Now I bet that if you would have said “Eat this, you’ll like it,” she would have never wanted it.
Maybe I’m going about the whole eat-your-vegetables thing all wrong…
Sounds like it would be my kind of Thanksgiving dinner (if we celebrated it)…
Susan Evans says
I didn’t have to cook this year. Ha! Happy Thanksgiving!
That is a very funny story! I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving!
LOL!! I cam really close to just having a roasted chicken this year! Not!!! We were supposed to be guests then my dh came down with a nasty cold so I scrambled the evening before Thanksgiving to gather the “traditionals” for a grandiose meal for the three of us (the rest of the family went out of town!)! Truly blessed despite the crud!!!
Can’t imagine a TV dinner for any family meal! Nothing beats home cooking. I am following from finding joy Friday. Drop by for a visit