I am not a crook, a communist, or a crackpot. I am not a poet, a hero, or a star. I am just a girl who’s hosting Thanksgiving and this year, my guests are in for a surprise. Turkey didn’t make it on my A list … it’s so been there, done that. Therefore, I’m bucking tradition and turning my guests on to lobster pot pies and more decadent yums. Why not?
Besides the obvious, “Because I can,” I feel an urge to change my predictable and tragic life. I fear that if I sit down to the same old delicious, gravy, potato, stuffing, and etc, Turkey dinner, I will burst into a fit of tears. I need a change. I believe that change starts with a fantasy. So, I’ll summarize my idea of the perfect Sans-Turkey Day.
Last year's more traditional setting will be getting a much needed rest.
Thanksgiving would include [...]
I was raised with the motto: “We’ll be fine as long as we have each other and our snacks“. Yes, I have high cholesterol, but that won’t stop me from making my life more delicious! I’m going to blame this all on my DNA. I simply can’t stop my cheese and cracker cravings because my body requires them to stay alive. To think, there are people who HATE CHEESE. These folks probably eat boring, nutritious things like apples. I can’t change my addiction. Frankly, it’s an illness.
Gather around in a circle, pour a glass of wine and I’ll confess. I’ve spoiled my appetite … skipped dinner and grazed on a triple cream wedge of brie. It’s true that I’ve left cheese unrefrigerated overnight and decided it would be just fine to eat the next day. I’ve overdosed on free cheese samples at the grocery store.
Big surprise, I’ve dropped cheese [...]
I first heard about Paula Deen years ago through my mother. I’ll paraphrase this now archived tip from Mrs. B,”You need to check out The Paula Deen show. Last week, I watched an episode where she stuffed a beer can up a chicken’s butt. I called Julie and was like, turn on the Food Network!”
I was mildly grossed out, but intrigued. Was it dirty or delicious to shove a beer can up a bird’s rear end? To think that I had never had “Beer Can Chicken”, and now it’s one of my all time favorite meals. The more I watched, the more I started to rate butter right up there with bacon and wine. Why hadn’t I thought about putting a stick of butter and shoving a beer can into all my meals? Genius!
No Reservations host Bourdain told TV Guide Magazine: “The worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen.” And he [...]