Saturday, November 15, 2008

turkey lurkey

So I just ordered my Thanksgiving turkey from Whole Foods. I realize -- having noted all the fresh and available turkeys still there the day before the holiday last year when I popped in for other supplies -- that pre-ordering was not absolutely necessary.

However, there are only five of us, so I really did not want to get stuck with an eighteen-pound turkey. Eight to ten pounds will be plenty, so that's what I set aside.

Even btter, though, is the promotion they are running to keep down crowds on Wednesday the 26th: Pick up your turkey between 10 and 11 p.m. on Tuesday the 25th, and get a free wheel of Brie.


OK, so you, personally, may not be excited. But let me repeat: Free. Wheel. Of. Brie.

Fine, you think, free cheese. Yes, milk and dairy prices have gone up in the past year or two, but really: Who cares that much about cheese?

And if you think that, you definitely have not spent enought time around me, and by "enough" I mean "any." Yes, I am likely to have fallen asleep already by ten in the evening, but I will wake myself up, get dressed, and drive to Whole Foods to pick up my turkey if it gets me free Brie!

I love cheese, and pretty much never turn down a double- or triple-crème. "Never look a gift cheese in the mold," I always say.* I don't currently plan any Thanksgiving dishes that would be enhanced by the addition of a very creamy cow's milk cheese, although if I put my mind to it I probably could come up with one. I'm sure it will be perfectly happy to find its way into the hors d'oeuvres, though, and the rest of it ... well, that can be my personal treat on Sunday night, when all is said and done, we've overdosed and leftovers, and I just don't want to think about cooking anything before the work week kicks in.

If it even makes it past the (four-minute) drive home, that is. Did I mention: free Brie?

Excuse me; I think the Manchego in the fridge is calling.

*I have never said this in my life, but now I kind of want to.


Jeanne said...

I remember shopping at 10:30 p.m. on the occasional weekend evening at Hannaford's -- it was actually sort of a singles scene. A dork singles scene. By which I mean, my kind of singles scene. If I were single.

Anyway, they would have been all up in that brie.

Cat said...

I. Love. Brie.

And Manchego.

Just sayin'.

chloë* said...

ha! free brie promotion is clever.

Anita Hampl said...

Ummm! I could wait till traffic subsided on the busiest day of the year, to make the drive.

My friend Sandra brings (actually, is under permanent orders to bring) a Cranberry/Apple/Nut Baked Brie thing for every Thanksgiving and Christmas. In fact, she might also make it for Easter, it's THAT good. I think it's a Pampered Chef recipe, if you'd like I can ask her. (We never make it ourselves, it's always better when someone else makes it!)