For Sandra Lee Fans Only

As you know, sometimes here at ES, we review various food-related products.  Some are good, and some are, erm, less good.  Occasionally though, something comes along that is almost too ridiculous for words.  Enter Southern Living’s the half-hour hostess.

First of all, what’s up with the title?  If something says it is going to take half-an-hour, I expect to be sipping a cold beverage no more than thirty minutes after I begin, forty-five at the outside because I tend not to read the directions correctly the first time through.  Why then, for the “Rush Hour Shower” party, must I, the day before:

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Open Thread: Thanksgiving Eats


Good god. Thanksgiving is a week away and I’ve yet to come up with some fresh ideas. Dad Gansie will take care of the bird, but I need to thrill our guests with sides.

Here are some recipes I’ve spied and might try. Please add in your favorites or new recipes you’re giving a spin around the stove this year.

Thanksgiving 2010 – Tryouts

Beet Carpaccio
Would make for a fab presentation.

Carrot, Olive and Feta Salad
[Make It Naked]

Cauliflower and Parmesan Cake
I needed one egg dish in there.
[Smitten Kitchen]

Fried Brussel Sprouts
At least one dish wouldn’t use butter.
[The Food in my Beard]

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