Monday, November 21, 2005

The Hunt For Tom, Dinner & New Ribbon

I never thought that shopping for a turkey for Thanksgiving would turn into a hunt! But that's exactly what happened tonight. Meijer was having their annual sale on turkeys this week.....$10.00 off a 10-16lb. turkey. So Jim & I went to the Meijer by our house looking specifically for a Butterball because that's all Jim will cook (yes, Jim does all the cooking on Thanksgiving.....he even bakes the pumpkin pies & makes me chocolate marble cheesecake :) Of course, they didn't have any left. So we called another Meijer & the lady told us that they had plenty. We jumped in the car & drove out there only to find out that apparently she didn't even check the brand that I asked her for. ARGH! One last stop on the way home to Kroger snatched us this bird above & the best part....he's fresh, so there's no thawing involved. Fourteen pounds, which is plenty for us since both Cassie & I don't even eat turkey. Yeah, I know, you're probably thinking "how can anyone not eat turkey?" Let's just say that we're both very picky eaters :) Shawn is supposed to be coming over for Thanksgiving dinner since Toni is going to her grandma's house & Shawn's not allowed there, so it'll be nice to have him here.

The next photo is of one of our favorite (and cheapest) places to eat at.....Steak 'n Shake. I just love their cheese fries......yummy! Plus the Chocolate Chip Shakes Alive milkshakes are the best, especially when you add hot fudge to them :)I saved the best photo for last.....some gorgeous Maya Road Ribbon! I just ordered this on Friday from LinneCards.com & it already arrived today....talk about fast! I truly love this website. Sharon, the owner, is so friendly & her prices are awesome. Plus you get free shipping on orders over $10 & she includes some Pixie Stixs with your order, which Cassie always confiscates from me :) If you place an order with her, feel free to give my name as a referral.
That's it for tonight.....I'm pooped from hunting for Tom!

Benita

12 comments:

Tisham said...

i have always wanted to try Steak and Shake..I hear there shakes are amazing!! But we don't have any here so I will have to wait until my next trip to Ohio :-) Great pictures!

SageHen said...

I think the ribbon is much more interesting than the bird. I'm not a big fan of turkey, either. For years our family served ham on Thanksgiving.

Corinnexxx said...

don't eat turky either but love your hunt-story! wow that ribbon is to die for!!

corinne5xxx

Lorrie said...

great pictures. gotta check out that ribbon website. Thanks for the link!

Dar said...

Fun photos.

Miss Carrie said...

That ribbon looks so, so yummy! And so does that turkey! I'm so excited for Thanksgiving Day.

Wendy Reed (Wishin4MoreTime) said...

First off your turkey story cracks me up as I had a similar one posted in my blog.

Super yum on the shakes!!!

Extra yum on all that tasty ribbon!!!

Linda said...

I'll trade you my turkey for that ribbon!

Tammy (Tea) said...

Gorgeous ribbons!

*Paula* said...

Yup, it's the ribbon I'm drooling after too!

Sherri said...

I am laughing about the adventure for 'tom'. I also LOVE Steak n Shake. Mmmmmmmmm good! Beautiful ribbon.

daphne said...

love that ribbon! I hear you on trying to hunt down just the right Tom and those cheese fries and shakes sound delicious!