Sunday, December 21, 2008

These kids are smokin'

Jeff's mom sent us a box of Omaha steaks for Christmas, which was very generous but also unintentionally funny, because let's review the guest list* for our holiday festivities:
  • 2 vegans
  • 2 low-fat/low-carb dieters
  • 2 small children
  • 1 vegetarian
  • 1 diabetic
  • 1 pregnant woman whose stomach has a mind of its own (not a rational mind either)
But just like the box can often be the best part of a gift, the OS packaging brought a half an hour of pure glee:

*P.S. My husband (the special-occasion chef in the MM household) has a whole spreadsheet of the meals he is preparing for this crew. If you have need of any festive vegan recipe suggestions, we stand ready to assist.

P.P.S. Re my last post, it looks like I probably overreacted to the NT measurement I (thought I) saw. The result was normal (although at the upper edge of the accepted range). I feel much better now. And pledge not to abuse Google any further.


Alex Elliot said...

Can you freeze the steaks to use later? That sounds like you're going to have quite the variety of food for your holiday festivities!

Heather said...

Mmmmm. Steak. We only get a steak about once a year on Father's Day.

Glad the results were normal.

the mama bird diaries said...

Enjoy the steaks! Have a wonderful holiday.

Magpie said...

So, who is going to eat the steaks? Does Jeff eat meat?

mothergoosemouse said...

I love the irony. And you, might as well eat a bite or two for the iron. Heh.

Phew on the NT results. Next up, quad screen!

Lady M said...

Now I want steak too. . . .

Hip Mom's Guide said...

Ha! Very amusing. Have fun with all that variety!

the calm before the stork said...

Thank goodness about NT. I skipped that test b/c I knew I would only worry either way -- it means something if it's high, it's probably wrong if it tells me he's fine. HA. Yes, I'm insane.

Anyway. Glad yours came out okay. LOL on spreadsheet for holiday dinner.


BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

That sounds like something that would happen to us. Glad they enjoyed the "smoke!"

p.s. I have an entire page devoted to my nuchal screen experience. My numbers came back higher for my age average and it FREAKED me out. All was well...but just don't ever consult Google!

Mandy said...

Glad to hear the NT numbers were normal. I had an NT done with the last pregnancy which I hadn't had done with the first two. It was a fascinating experience... and too bad that it had to be funded out of pocket!

And be careful with Google. You can end up with a brain tumour and 5 other incurable diseases before you know it!

Kate said...

Phew, glad results were normal. But I can relate to googling every bit of info--good or bad--that I received from my pre-natal appts. Those prenatal tests totally freaked me out.

Those pictures look like some mad scientist experiment!

Kimberly said...

I'm glad the results are normal!

So who will eat the steaks? Feel free to send them to me. ;-)

Merry Christmas!

Patois said...

Tell me, is Jeff the vegan? And, if so, does his mom send the steak out of some sense of outrage?

Love the mystique of the packaging.