Friday, December 25, 2009

A Christmas wish, fulfilled a year later

This is a blog entry I posted in my livejournal on January 16, 2009:
guess what's in my freezer ...
no, but good guess.
nah, try again.

ok, fine.

a goose.

remember how it was [Husband's] Christmas wish to have a Christmas goose? and we went to Whole Foods, Bruno's, Food World, Publix, Winn Dixie, Wal-mart and [Husband] even checked online for one? the cheapest one we could find was close to $60. so no goose for us.

even after Christmas, [Husband] has still been checking the meat department on every grocery trip. tonight it paid off. Goose was on sale at Wal-mart. not just on sale, but apparently on clearance.

we bought a 10.5lb goose that was originally 4.98 a pound for .99 a pound. yes. we bought a 53 dollar goose for $10.42.

and the best part of the whole deal: the sell by date on the goose is 9-26-10 so it is double wrapped very tightly in aluminum foil and is currently in our freezer awaiting Christmas 2009 to fulfill [Husband's] Christmas wish.

when we got home he said, "I've never started looking forward to Christmas so early before."

Today, Husband is cooking a Dickens Style Goose with Wild Rice and Chestnut Stuffing. [Stuffing as in putting it in the goose to cook, not dressing that cooks alone in a casserole dish] I'm making fried potato cakes with the goose fat. and to throw in the token vegetable, we're roasting asparagus. I also have apple cider in the crock pot for all day sipping.

I'm excited for Husband. After sitting double wrapped in aluminum foil for 11 months, our clearance goose finally is going to be enjoyed. My mom and dad are coming over to eat and give Daughter and Son their presents. so it should be a day of fun and food.

with fresh baked pecan pie and coffee for dessert.

yum yum.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Yum, yum, and YUM! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and that the goose is everything he/you hoped for all year long :)