Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy BirThanksMas

Happy BirThanksMas!  What?  You've never heard of such a holiday?  Well, when you're deployment is during your birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas, you need a meal to celebrate all of them at once!

I decided to surprise Joel one night for dinner with a few of his favorites.  I got the girls up early one morning and ran to the grocery store so I could have everything prepared before Joel got home from work at the base.  Nothing like making a batch of stuffing at 10:00 in the morning on a 80+ degree July day!

So for dinner we had stuffing, Italian cut green beans (yuck, but he loves them), sirloin steak and chocolate fudge cake.  To drink was raspberry lemonade and one of his favorite beers - St. Pauli Girl.  Dinner was quite a strange mix of foods, but I wanted him to get some of his favorites before his deployment.  He gets all sorts of skinny on deployments, so I needed to fatten him up a bit beforehand.

Dinner was a hit.  We were both feeling it though - the steaks were gigantic and it was kind of hot for a big pile of stuffing, but it was well worth it.

8 comments:

CSPURGEON said...

Most def. not what I would have eaten but I'm sure he appreciated every bite!

Jill said...

CSPURGEON - What would your deployment dinner of choice be?

Whitney said...

HAHA. That sounds like fun though. I'm keeping my Hubby fattened up (He's 175 soaking wet...*rolling my eyes*) with Little Debbie snackcakes..:)

OH..and my sister is VERY pregnant and was craving Thanksgiving, so last month we had Thanksgiving in June...with all the fixings.

CSPURGEON said...

Breakfast-Biscuits and Gravy w/coffee
Lunch- Coney Island dogs and a coke from a classic glass bottle
Dinner-Mashed Potatoes and hamburger gravy w/toast and a glass of milk
Desert-Dairy Queen Reese Cup Blizzard

@Jill - It's funny because it took me a while to come up with this, interesting to think about. You never said what you would choose if you were leaving?

@ Whitney - That sounds like fun I think I might have to plan for that, it's not too bad to make if you make a boneless turkey breast.

CSPURGEON said...

Instead of dinner I went with the whole day ... HA HA HA

Jill said...

CSPURGEON - Hmmm... Probably lobster, a baked potato, green beans and strawberry shortcake.

Kaylee Rae said...

ha.. this really is one of the greatest ideas I've seen. I'm a new reader, I found your blog on MilSpouse friday-fil-in. I look forward to reading more.

Jill said...

Kaylee Rae - Thanks. I'm so glad you're here... just checked-out your blog and am now a follower :)