Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Bird is the Word

No Stress, No Mess
Worried about dinner tomorrow? Calm down! Here are some reassuring words from New York Times food writer Kim Severson: No one remembers the turkey unless it's bad.

What Not to Make
Since 1971, NPR's Susan Stamberg has been sharing Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish recipe at Thanksgiving time. Take my word for it, you do not want this revolting "Pepto Bismol pink" mess anywhere near your holiday table. If you'd like to want to impress everyone (with something other than being an NPR listener), buy a bag of fresh cranberries and follow the recipe on the back. If you insist on being exotic, throw in some walnuts.

Holiday Story Idea
From UAlbany:
What: The University at Albany Graduate Student Organization and office of International Student Services is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for international students who are unable to return home for the holiday.
When: Thursday 2:00 p.m.
Fifty dollars in cash to the person who shows up and asks this question: Since when do international students return home to celebrate Thanksgiving?