I do not care how much you claim to lovvvvvvve Thanksgiving dinner — at a certain point, eating the same damn leftovers everyday gets OLD. For a period of time growing up, I actually hated Thanksgiving dinner because I knew we would be eating it the day after Thanksgiving, the day after the day after Thanksgiving, the day after the day after the day after Thanksgiving, and so on. My parents weren’t huge foodies so it didn’t occur to them to take the leftovers and turn them into something different. But YOU CAN. Here are 10 ways to reuse that leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberry sauce and stuffing so that no one at your table whines, “Aww man, Thanksgiving dinner again?!”
Did you really think Sir Besties Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen would celebrate the American holiday with anyone but each other? Of course not! Here’s how I imagine the big day went down, if Sir Ian and Sir Patrick channeled their alter egos, Captain Picard and Gandalf, in a confusing fashion:
Sir Patrick: Sir Ian, you’re late!
Sir Ian: A wizard is never late, Sir Patrick. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.
Sir Patrick: Well, whatever. Starfleet has issued a direct order to carve this bird!
Sir Ian: Hold out your hand, Sir Patrick. Remember, that wound will never fully heal. The bird will carry it the rest of his life.
Hands Sir Patrick the knife.
Sir Patrick: Well then, let’s make sure history never forgets the name … Thanksgiving.
Sir Ian: So be it. (nods head)
Sir Patrick: ENGAGE.
Annnnnd SCENE. [Twitter]
Collectively, the gals at The Frisky have gained about 45 lbs. just looking through all of your amazing Pinterest boards for our Bitchin’ In The Kitchen Pinterest Contest— but at the end of the day, we can only crown one victor.
Tasked to pin your dream holiday table for the chance to win a Rachael Ray Cookware Prize Pack (valued at $356) from PotsAndPans.com, we were blown away by the time, effort and creativity that you all poured into your boards. Just in time for a Thanksgiving feast, the winner of our Pin It To Win It contest is… Keep reading »
This is The Frisky, where we’ve got sex on the brain all the time. Ordering at Sonic. Clipping our toenails. Eating Thanksgiving dinner. All the time. And it just so happens that certain dishes in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner remind of the sex acts we are grateful for all year long. Come on, you know you want to find out what cranberry sauce represents. Keep reading »
Thanksgiving (or Thanksgivikkah in our household) is upon us, bringing about the start of the winter holiday season. What better time, then, to think about our families? Regardless of our relationships with our families, there’s no doubt that, for better or worse, they shape who we are.
Just in time for the holidays, Natalie Angier took a look at the changing American family over at the New York Times. Not only is the make-up of American families changing, but it’s doing so at a rapid pace:
“Families, they say, are becoming more socially egalitarian over all, even as economic disparities widen. Families are more ethnically, racially, religiously and stylistically diverse than half a generation ago — than even half a year ago.”
I only have to look as far as my own family to see this. I’m the child of two immigrants, my mother having moved to the United States when she was a toddler, while my father emigrated from Israel at 28. I now currently live with my husband, our son, and my brother, who has lived on and off with us for the last seven-and-a-half years. Keep reading »
I love Thanksgiving – and I can’t wait to fly back to the Midwest this week to celebrate with relatives – but I have somewhat of a turbulent history with the holiday. My parents’ divorce has made me less than eager to head home and face splintered celebrations spread over three different households. One thing I’ve always loved about it, however, is the food. When I was more of an emotional eater, this played out for the worst, as I couldn’t imagine anything more comforting than a table overflowing with turkey, stuffing and pie. These days, I’m eating my feelings a lot less, but I still love to eat – and I wish that fact didn’t come with judgment or worry. This creates a complex dilemma on Thanksgiving: how do you let your body image issues go on a holiday that’s all about food? Keep reading »
A little bit of good news on this Thanksgiving Day. Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband, has been released on bond. She is now under house arrest as she awaits a new trial. Her pre-trial release comes with conditions, which include:
- Remain under the supervision of the pretrial services program at all times
- Subject to electronic monitoring through the CTC at all times
- Remain on home detention until completion of her case and will be allowed to leave her residence except for court appearances, medical emergencies and to satisfy any requirements of PSP or the CTC Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving. We love the food, but hate the stress of cooking. We love our families, but hate the awkward things they say. We love going home, but hate traveling.
We have so many things to look forward to (yummy pie) and just as many to avoid (politics). Don’t let any of the usual holiday quarrels ruin your holiday. This year, you will have a game plan. The following gallery contains everything you need to navigate Thanksgiving like a pro. We encourage you to use this survival guide as light reading on your voyage home, or a quick reference under the dining room table as you decide whether to have a third helping of stuffing.
Dear College Students,
This Thanksgiving, you could peruse our list of responses to all the annoying questions your distant relatives are going to ask you. Or you could just wear this shirt and avoid all those questions from the get-go. Your call. [Twitter]
There were the Pilgrims and the Native Americans … I mean, we all know the story, right? Watch these college students try to recall the origins of Thanksgiving on College Candy…