Thursday, July 29, 2010

What We Do -- posted by Momma

This week, for health and budget, Sarah Grace and I brined and roasted two turkeys and then sliced them up for a turkey supper with gravy and mashed potatoes and a huge mound of sandwich meat for the boys.  (I love my new electric knife!  It can slice thin like a deli meat slicer.)  Yesterday I cracked the bones of the carcasses and boiled them with a couple of glugs of apple cider vinegar to extract the nutrition from the bones.  (I don't follow the fella on the link, so I can't speak for the rest of his blog, but that article was very thorough.)

Anyway, as I was standing there for an eternity, picking the meat off the bones for a nutritious turkey soup and also a dressing casserole, I pondered what a dang tedious job that is when the goal is to get all the meat, yet leave every bone.  I reminisced about how 20-something Mandy in her golden tan and bronze Porsche would have laughed at that exercise and suggested we eat cake... bought from a high-end bakery no less.

It made me realize how much I have to be proud of in Sarah.  She's been doing this for years, caring about the budget, caring about the nutrition of her family.  This is the kind of thing about homemaking that is under-appreciated.  It makes me want to have every man and child under the loving care of a devoted homemaker stand there and pick every morsel of meat off two turkeys each.  Sadly, so many women have joined the ranks of the man's work-a-day world in search of appreciation and fulfillment.  Fortunately for us, Bill has made it a point to celebrate us to the boys, so we need go no further than our own KitchenAid mixer for a healthy dose of self-worth.  Bill's mother is a stay-at-home homemaker, and an excellent one at that, so he truly values our contribution to home and hearth.

I'm usually late to the party on popular videos, but I so loved this!  I hope you didn't see it like four years ago.  I hate it that end-zone celebrations have been banned in Pro Football.  I loved watching Ochocinco's antics.

<a href="http://video.msn.com?mkt=en-us&playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:0ee803ec-146b-4288-bf53-707125712bc9&showPlaylist=true&from=iv2_en-us_entertainment_thebubble" _fcksavedurl="http://video.msn.com?mkt=en-us&playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:0ee803ec-146b-4288-bf53-707125712bc9&showPlaylist=true&from=iv2_en-us_entertainment_thebubble" target="_new" title="Best Goal Celebration Ever">Video: Best Goal Celebration Ever</a>

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