(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
~ 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.