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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

For an unusual Thanksgiving

By Randy A. Salas


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) You probably have everything you need to know about turkey for Thanksgiving by now - new recipes, cooking tips, serving ideas. So I'll skip all of the usual turkey-related resources on the Web and suggest some unexpected ones.


1-hour Thanksgiving dinner

Could you really cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner for six to eight people in just an hour? You can with the minute-by-minute steps at WikiBooks (en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:One-Hour_Thanksgiving_Dinner). The idea is not a joke. It's a real home-cooked meal - complete with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, veggies, cranberry sauce, biscuits and pumpkin pie - aimed at college students and first-time cooks. Many of the dishes are of the heat-and-serve or instant variety, but that's to be expected. Total cost: about $25. The crucial part of the meal is a fully cooked frozen turkey breast that must be thawed for about a day in the fridge before heating, which takes the full hour, so finish this column quickly and get to the grocery store if you want to give it a go.


Tofurkey

Ah, tofurkey. How we love to mock your congealed faux meatiness. It's not just meat eaters poking fun at the tofu-based product that's served as a vegetarian substitute for turkey, either. Among the classic tofurkey TV moments at Turtle Island Food's brand-name Tofurky Web site (www.tofurky.com/funstuff/news.htm) is a clip of Christina Applegate on "The Conan O'Brien Show" in which the noted vegetarian actress calls the dish "a ball of spices and rubber." She adds, though, "You just feed the people a lot of wine, and they won't even know the difference." Turtle Island also has classic tofurkey clips from TV shows such as "The O.C.," "Just Shoot Me" and "Felicity." Make your own tofurkey with a recipe at VegWeb (www.vegweb.com/recipes/subs/turkey2.shtml).


Clueless cooking

Did you hear about the guy who wanted to know how to carve a roasted turkey with a chainsaw? How about the woman who used bleach to sanitize the bird before cooking? Or the dog owner who got her Chihuahua stuck inside her turkey? These are just a few of the many real calls handled by people who run turkey-cooking hot lines, as detailed by the urban-legend Web site Snopes (www.snopes.com/holidays/thanksgiving/turkey.asp). Oh, the little dog? It had become stuck after diving into the cavity of the bird, and no shaking or pulling would dislodge it. The pooch was finally freed after a hot-line adviser suggested that the woman carefully cut the turkey to widen the opening of the cavity.


Turkey bowling Animal-rights activists have decried the practice of turkey bowling, in which a frozen bird is thrown across the ground to knock over bowling pins or other objects. You can see video-clip examples at YouTube, including firefighters killing time in the station parking lot (www.startribune.com/a1963) and employees using the wide-open floor of a Wal-Mart distribution center (www.startribune.com/a1964). You can avoid any controversy by playing the online Flash game "Turkey Bowling" from Makai Media (aki.wallasvaara.com/games/bowling). Just pick up the virtual frozen bird with your cursor and give it a fling. You get 10 frames, just like real bowling. The pins are even shaped like little Pilgrims as a form of turkey revenge.

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Randy A. Salas is a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Do you have a favorite Web site or a question about how to find something on the Internet? Send a note by clicking here.



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