You can microwave a turkey, after all
Well, well, well. All the youths thought they were having a good laugh at their moms’ expense by asking how to microwave a Thanksgiving turkey. The mothers freaked out about the bad idea, and the pranksters posted images of the resulting text conversations on social media. And it wasn’t just moms who were victims of this joke: Even Michelin-starred chef José Andrés was tricked. However, it turns out that microwaving a turkey is a perfectly legitimate way to prepare the bird.
This new information comes from the famous Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, which offers detailed instructions on how to microwave the T-Day feast. Experts tell the Today show most microwaves aren’t big enough to contain a 25-pounder, but a smaller specimen will work fine (a nine-pound turkey should be ready in about an hour and 48 minutes). Joke’s on you, kids.
And in other food news ...
- Master of horror Stephen King is here with an extremely corny Thanksgiving joke. [@StephenKing on Twitter]
Why did the cranberry sauce cross the road?— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 20, 2018
To get to the other sides.
Happy Thanksgiving, you guys!
(Alexa told me that joke.)
- Jack Daniel’s has released a line of coffee that tastes like whiskey, perfect for those who want the taste of a stiff drink first thing in the morning, but don’t actually want to get drunk. [CBS 11]
- Two pranksters are wanted by police for an ill-advised stunt at a Philadelphia ramen restaurant. The duo horrified diners by staging a graphic fake fight and stabbing. [Munchies]
- Back when he was secretary of state in Ohio, Sen. Sherrod Brown boosted voter turnout by convincing McDonald’s to print registration forms on its paper tray liners. [@SherrodBrown on Twitter]
As Secretary of State, I asked McDonald's to print a million voter registration forms on their tray liners.— Sherrod Brown (@SherrodBrown) November 20, 2018
To this day, if you go to the Board of Elections, you’ll find registration forms with ketchup and mustard stains.
We should be making it easier—not harder—to vote. pic.twitter.com/aINjsBsSX0
- Finally, is Thanksgiving-leftovers pizza the new Thanksgiving-leftovers sandwich? A pizzeria in El Paso, Texas, thinks it just might be. “I always tell people to imagine the pizza dough as your dinner roll,” says Mel Maese Goldberg, owner of the Pizza Joint. “Pizza goes with anything.” [ABC News]