What I’m Cooking For Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving is about three things for me: 1) All-day drinking (prosecco cocktails in the a.m., red wine with dinner), 2) watching “Gone with the Wind” (it’s a tradition), and 3) cooking the entire meal myself. The latter is a bit of a new thing for me — two years ago, I cooked a seven-course dinner for my mom, my brother, and I, which I masterfully managed to time exactly so that each dish was ready at once. Last year, my family celebrated on the day before Thanksgiving (my mom was going out of town), she cooked, and my brother and I almost got in a fistfight over Roman Polanski. So I’m back in charge again, because lord knows, I do not want a repeat of last year’s fiasco. In truth, I am the best cook in my immediate family and I’m also a control freak. Commandeering the kitchen (and the menu), while reciting lines out loud with Scarlett O’Hara and sipping sparkling beverages, is my idea of the perfect Thanksgiving.

With that in mind, keep clicking to see a few of the dishes on my Thanksgiving menu for tomorrow. (Not included in the slideshow: stuffing mix that I’m taking up a notch with apples and onions, my mom’s homemade cranberry sauce, and store-bought pie.) SPOILER ALERT: There is no turkey, because turkey is really just a bigger, less tasty chicken. Also, I am not tryin’ to claim that these recipes are my own — they are written by chefs far more talented than I. Though I will likely be adapting them on a whim.

Most importantly, share your favorite Thanksgiving recipes in the comments!

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Mila Kunis on her 20-pound weight loss for the movie “Black Swan,” which opens Dec. 3. In another interview she said she thought she looked like Gollum from “The Lord of the Rings” at that weight. Now I’m picturing Gollum in a tutu. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Did You Hear That There Is Going To Be A Royal Wedding Soon?

So, as you might have guessed, the tabloids are going cuckoo bananas over that fact that Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged and have set a date for the royal wedding. Since the big day isn’t until April, that gives the gossip mags months to speculate about the details. And from what I can tell, they are going to use every single day of it. Somehow, I managed to sift through all the Princess Diana comparisons and engagement ring talk to find some other celebrity “news.” But let’s just say you should plan to be in wedding mode for the next couple of months. Keep reading »

“Burlesque” And “Showgirls” Are, Like, Totally Different Movies

Every time I see the trailer for “Burlesque,” the more and more it seems like a PG-13 version of the infamously NC-17 “Showgirls.” Even the teaser posters for both movies are eerily similar, down to the font choice. Which is confusing, because “Showgirls” is so laughably bad, I’m just not sure why any studio would greenlight such a similar movie. Or why anyone would want to star in it. Not to mention write and direct it. But, as I read more, I’m seeing that there are some subtle differences. Seriously subtle. A side by side look after the jump. Oh, and SPOILER ALERT.
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Rush Limbaugh Suggests The TSA Grope The Obama Daughters

Another week, another inappropriate Rush Limbaugh comment. Yesterday on his radio show, the conservative talk show host was discussing the hot topic of the day: TSA airport pat-downs. “Do you know when Obama went swimming with his daughter to show it was safe, during the oil spill?” He asked. “How about taking his daughter through [an airport] screening? How about Obama take [sic] his daughter to the airport and have a TSA grope her (emphasis mine), go through the exact routine with Obama’s daughter that everybody’s else’s daughter goes through, just to show it’s safe for everybody. Like he did in the Gulf with the oil spill.” Ew!

Oh, but it gets worse: Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, also weighed in on “Fox News” with creepy comments about pat-downs on the bodies of the women in the First Family… Keep reading »

Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Your Frenemy

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She’s in your life for some reason, but when it comes down to it, you really don’t like her. Or maybe you do like her most of the time, but some of the things she does really irk or offend you. Well here’s your chance to tell her how you really feel. Here are 10 gifts that would be perfect for the frenemy in your life.
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