Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving recipes - Part 2


(woo hoo! now we're cooking)


Dear Southern Living Magazine,

Thank you for the helpful information on How To Cook The Perfect Turkey. My house guests are so excited to try it! They have never seen a boneless, skinless turkey shaped like George Washington before. Can you imagine?

In fact, they looked rather alarmed when I said I was going to cook Thanksgiving dinner from scratch. I told them that they really should be more open-minded. It's been several years since the big fire. I'm ready to try again!

I have been studying the side dish recipes in your Gigantic Colossal Completely Over The Top Holiday Issue, and I have a few more questions for you:

First, I love they way your Green Bean Bundles are assembled in the exact configuration of The Mayflower. Sails and all. Very impressive. If I can't find authentic 16th Century bailing twine at my local Home Depot, is it ok to use some very old string?

Next, I am planning on making your Unbelievable Totally Homemade Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Cranberry Sauce. I'm just not sure I can stir for 24 hours straight. The lady in your picture looks like she is having fun stirring with her platinum-coated diamond-studded whisk. But I think her pupils are a little dilated.

And finally, of course, no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without mashed potatoes. Which recipe do you really recommend?

~ Buttery Butter-Flavored Butter-Than-Ever Mashed Potatoes With Butter And Sour Cream

or

~ Creamy Sour-Cream Cream-A-Licious Mashed Potatoes With Sour Cream And Butter

They both look delicious.

Thanks so much for your help! I'm super excited to impress my friends.

~~~

6 comments:

Lily Robinson said...

Smiling... sorry 'bout the fire. You're too funny! ;)

Rae said...
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Rae said...

And don't forget to ask about your hostess outfit. Are you expected to cook while wearing high heels? What about the dress - short and tight or flowing and long? I need to know these things.

Lesley said...

Lily: It's ok. My eyelashes have all grown back.

Rae: That's a good question! Now I have something else to agonize over! I'll have to write Southern Living to find out what the proper attire is. LOL

Fran Hill said...

I tried the thing with the beans. How do you do that and keep them hot? Any tips?

Lesley said...

Fran: You have to keep your replica of the Atlantic Ocean at a nice gentle simmer. Don't let the water boil or it might dry out and burst into flames and ... and... sorry, I just can't talk about it.

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