The Meal I Didn’t Cook

So…I cancelled Thanksgiving. I mean, not for everyone else. But I am not cooking.

The main reason is the paramedics who checked me out on Saturday night, and I don’t mean they thought I was cute. (I mean, maybe they did? But probably not.)

I’d worked all day at a roller derby tournament. I ate and hydrated (though I maybe could have hydrated more) but around 10:00 I very abruptly felt like I was going to fall asleep immediately. My friends helped me lie down and got the in-house medical staff, who determined that I had zero blood pressure. Someone called Will, and someone else called 911, and more paramedics showed up. (What up, Dan O’Bannon zombies.) I was hooked up to an EKG, which determined that I was probably not having a heart attack. The dizziness passed and my blood pressure went back up to normal-ish. At that point, I just felt tired, so I declined a ride to the hospital, where I know from experience you can’t get any sleep, and went home.

I feel…not great, but not terrible. I’ve decided to avoid driving or going very far from home without another adult for a few more days. (Grace is angling for a trip to Starbucks. I might try it. It’s only four blocks.)

So, I need to find a doctor. I haven’t had one for a few years. Ugh, what a drag.

I’m a little sad about not making this amazing feast, but not at all sad about not doing the actual work of making this feast, since making rice yesterday was a little challenging. Hi, I need a break. Anyway, I thought the menu was pretty excellent and wanted to share it.

Hors d’oeuvres
Cranberry chevre
Toasted baguettes

Roast turkey
Cornbread dressing with onion and sage
Baked macaroni & cheese
Cranberry sauce
Mashed potatoes
Dinner rolls (I was going to buy these)
Creamed spinach
Roasted Brussels sprouts

Pumpkin pie with whipped cream
Applejack (homemade apple-cinnamon whiskey)

Man, now I’m really hungry.

We are still making mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin pie. Will is going to have a steak and I am going to have macaroni and cheese that I bought at the store. (Actually, Will bought it at the store.) The children can have anything they want.

LOW STRESS HOLIDAYS. Let’s make it a thing.

(Also, there’s more applejack for us this way. Ha.)

7 thoughts on “The Meal I Didn’t Cook

  1. B

    November 27, 2013 at 2:47pm

    How completely scary. I hope you feel a lot better soon my dear. Good job on slowing down to take care of yourself this week!
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  2. Cazzle

    November 27, 2013 at 3:14pm

    I stopped at cranberry chevre. GET IN MAH BELLY.

    On a more serious note – take it easy, mate, and I’m glad you’re feeling a little better already. {Hugs}

  3. Amy

    November 27, 2013 at 6:31pm

    I don’t like this story. What! I hope that you get a doctor and it’s all okay.

    Also I think all you officially need for Thanksgiving is the pumpkin pie, so that’s okay, too.

  4. S. J. Pajonas

    November 27, 2013 at 6:38pm

    Oh my god!! I’m so glad you’re ok but now I’m worried. Yeah, don’t rule out anxiety. Have you ever had a panic or anxiety attack? They’re weird the first time :( hugs, honey.
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  5. theletterkae

    November 27, 2013 at 8:00pm

    Holy sh*t! Hoping it’s just straight up exhaustion.

    I can bring you guys desserts if you’d like. We always overdo dessert in my family.

  6. Lauren

    November 27, 2013 at 9:09pm

    Low-stress holidays are the best. Or, I mean, the concept sounds like it would be the best. And I’m glad you’re okay. Just… yikes. Rest up as best you can, okay? <3

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