Happy Thanksgiving! Fried turkey and succutash for the masses!
First off, I want to extend condolences to the family and friends of Texas A&M freshman defensive tackle Brandon Fails, who died of a blood clot in his lungs on Monday morning. This is the second time in 3 years the A&M-Texas game has been clouded by sadness, the previous instance being the 1999 Bonfire accident. Fails, the AP's Class 5A player of the year on defense in 2001, had been projected as a starter for next season. He actually played in four games this season as a true freshman, but a knee injury sidelined him. He had retained redshirt status after appealing the NCAA.
"There is no love sincerer than the love of food."-- George Bernard Shaw
Feast Of the Wordplays
"So the people who call tell me Safeway turkey dinner costs $40. I tell them you get what you pay for." -- Old Glory's manager last night, discussing the finer points of preparing T-Day dinners.
"Two #63s, 1 #62, and three #65s." -- (To the Laredoans -- what mariachis are numbered 63, 62, and 65 at Taco Palenque?)
"Anybody who doesn't think that the best hamburger place in the world is in his hometown is a sissy." -- Calvin Trillin (GOD BLESS GLASS KITCHEN!!!)
"Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups -- alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat." -- Alex Levine
"Cogito ergo dim sum." -- ("Therefore I think these are pork buns.")--Robert Byrne
"Blow in its ear."-- Johnny Carson, on the best way to thaw a frozen turkey.
"In Mexico we have a word for sushi -- bait."-- José Simon
"Everything you see I owe to spaghetti."-- Sophia Loren
"The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again."--George Miller
"I prefer Hostess fruit pies to pop-up toaster tarts because they don't require so much cooking." -- Carrie Snow