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We saved a turkey

Today while picking up Gage from school I overheard moms talking about their turkey and getting it ready. Will it be thawed on time, different ways to thaw it, giblets and how big the turkey was. I thought to myself “Wow I have none of this knowledge and I will never need it.” I will never have to cook a Thanksgiving turkey, ever. Nathan and all 3 kids are allergic. We live far from family so there is no chance I will ever host Thanksgiving.

I will have saved a small flock of turkeys over my lifespan.

Here are some other fun facts about food in my house.

In my house 3 out of 5  people can’t have dairy or apple.

We drink 4 different kinds of milk. Dairy, soy, rice and coconut.

The only meat everyone can eat is pork.

The only vegetables everyone can eat are broccoli, cauliflower, okra and brussel sprouts.

Banana is now a 4 out of 5 allergen in our house as well as all nuts and shell/fish.

I only buy two 6 packs of eggs a year. Maybe 8 total get used.

The only two people that eat a matching dinner in our house are Nathan and I.

I still can’t time up dinner so that we can all sit and eat together. That stinks.

The only safe thing at McDonald’s my kids can have is sprite. We do allow Charlie to get milkshakes though. He could have the apples too, but I think it’s silly to pay $1.00 for 4 apple slices.

So I hope all the turkeys out there are saying thanks to my family for sparing one of their own every year!

I sure do miss left over turkey and miracle whip sandwiches. I’m the only one that can have miracle whip so I don’t buy that either.

November 19, 2012 - Posted by | LIVING

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