go according to plan. At least, not in my house.
The fellow who usually does the shopping and delivery with the grocery service I use, had today off. The one who did the shopping and delivering is a very nice guy. But he has no clue about how I shop.
The plan was to buy a turkey, a couple of chickens and vegetables in order to can quarts of chicken/turkey vegetable soup. I got the chickens. The turkey turned into a rather small frozen turkey breast. Four pounds of carrots turned into two small bags of baby carrots. My regular delivery guy knows that when I order cabbage, I want large heads. The one I got was slightly bigger than a softball.
So, the soup isn't going to work out. But there is always a Plan B.
The chickens and turkey breast are in the freezer and will be used for meals later on. The veggies are all chopped and tomorrow morning they will be blanched and frozen. It is all still food. And it doesn't matter if I open a jar to use it or if I thaw out a package. Food is food, no matter how it is preserved.
Sometimes we have an idea of what we want to do and then Old Murphy shows up and tosses a monkey wrench into the works. The trick is to be flexible. If one thing doesn't work, we just try something else.
But I kind of wish Murphy would find somewhere else to hang out. :)