Sunday, November 23, 2008

Howdy, Pilgrim

If you are a fan of "This American Life" then you already know Sarah Vowell. She has a new book out called The Wordy Shipmates that is perfect to read the week of Thanksgiving. It will make you the most fascinating conversationalist in the room at dinner. Trust me. 

Sarah Vowell Pictures, Images and Photos

If you are not familiar with Sarah Vowell, PLEASE take a moment over your morning coffee to listen to one of her segments on this, my most favorite radio show in the universe. 
Believe me... if you do listen, you won't be sorry.

Part 2

In the spirit of Puritans, check out these pilgrim hats we will be chowing down on Thursday.

24 chocolate-striped shortbread cookies
12-ounce package of chocolate chips
24 marshmallows
tube of yellow decorators' frosting

1. Set the chocolate-striped cookies stripes down on a wax-paper-covered tray, spacing them well apart.

2. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler.

3. One at a time, stick a wooden toothpick into a marshmallow, dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate, and promptly center it atop a cookie.

4. Using a second toothpick to lightly hold down the marshmallow, carefully pull out the first toothpick.

5. Chill the hats until the chocolate sets, then pipe a yellow decorators' frosting buckle on the front of each hat.

Oh, and did I mention my back decided to go out on me today? 


katarinas mama said...

Okay, that is my new favorite clip about Thanksgiving!! Oh lolly, I have something new to research. Wishing you a pain free Turkey Day. And feel free to use my favorite mantra "This too shall pass" said usually while knocking back a few cups of Mommy Juice!

Artist Unplugged said...

The sun will come out tomorrow, bet your...oh, what am I thinking. Sometimes life is a bowl of rotten cherries...just life!!!! Sorry, but it will eventually pass. Mine is 75 percent messed, but could be worse!

S2 said...

Sarah Vowell has been a fav for a while. Her dry delivery gets me every time.

The pilgrim hats? Are adorable! Wowzers, who knew there were so many cute & clever Thanksgiving recipes? Please take pics of your dinner table as I have a feeling it will be magazine worthy...

I'm glad your back is now on the mend. I know this is a HUGE week for you so a loopy back is UNacceptable.

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