Today's photo is kind of odd. An uncooked chicken surrounded by carrots and crowned with a plastic bag is rarely the subject of a photographic study.
However, the photo does capture real life in our household of 13. The unusual photo op came about in this way: I told Tuesday's cooking team, Jaynie (18) and Mark (16) to put the two whole chickens I'd thawed in a turkey-sized cooking bag. I also told them to put every carrot they could find in the house in the bag with the chickens. Little did I know, we had so many bags of carrots that even a turkey-sized bag couldn't hold the bulk! Jaynie and Mark picked up their bagged chickens to put them in the roaster, and BOOM -- the bottom of the bag fell out!
Cooking massive amounts of food for our extra-large family often lead to massive messes which offer us the opportunity for a good laugh. Jaynie, Mark and I shared a chuckle over this debacle, and then cleaned up the chicken and carrots so we'd still have dinner.