Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Holiday feasting officially begins Thursday, and Thanksgiving is a cornucopia filled with culinary no-no’s. We will explore, but first….
Mention Thanksgiving and what immediately comes to mind?
Well, of course….
That's just for starters.
Don't we need some.....
Looks good but for heaven's sake, would someone please toss some whipped cream on there!
And how about family getting together sharing quality time, a priceless, timeless image.
Hey, what's on TV?
Dontcha just love a parade?
And then there's football in Detroit....
Obviously a shot from last year's
OK. Thanksgiving automatically conjures up warm thoughts of:
Family huddled around the dinner table
Combing through the paper for sale ads
The rather provocative website Yourtango.com swears Thanksgiving is a sexy holiday and Thanksgiving dinner is a sexy meal.
YOU GET IN HERE RIGHT NOW!!
THAT FISCHER IS AT IT AGAIN!!
HE’S LIKE, TEARING THE ENVELOPE!!
That’s pushing the envelope, dear.
YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE WHAT HE’S UP TO NOW!
TALKIN’ FILTH ABOUT THANKSGIVING!
Dear, your blood pressure!
Now I’m sure what he wrote can’t be worth getting all hot and bothered over.
Besides, you e-mailed Mr. Maley, didn’t you?
AND I’M GOING TO DO IT AGAIN! OF ALL THE NERVE!
Let’s see what Mr. Fischer has to say…..
Here are some of the website’s claims:
Pumpkin pie is an aphrodisiac. The scent alone is enough to get you in the mood. Toss in some lavender and look out.
Oysters, how can I put this nicely, translate into stamina.
Figs boost Vitamin A that’s good for leading to, you know.
Sweet potatoes build up the sex drive in women, but you have to eat a lot. Chocolate will also do the trick. So ladies, if you want to feel amorous, skip the pumpkin and go right for the chocolate silk.
Eating celery, again, how can I put this nicely, makes men more interested in women. The same is true for women who eat fennel.
And red wine acts as a stimulant for women.
I’m not buyin’ it.
I tend to side with the person who left this comment on the Yourtango blog:
"Oh man, I don't know. Nothing makes me feel less sexy than slapping on my fat pants to eat extra stuffing."
If Thanksgiving was such a turn-on, wouldn’t we be ravenous for turkey and stuffing more than once a year?
And I know there are all kinds of ads on legitimate news websites promoting stores that sell sexy holiday costumes, but Thanksgiving just doesn’t seem to fit in.
Though heaven knows they try.
Let's be real, ladies. How sexy can guys be when they're slumped back on the couch, falling asleep, belching, and moaning in pain?
Even so, you folks that were born in late August through early September....makes you wonder.
Here is the somewhat racy Yourtango entry.
Where ya goin?
We’re not done yet!
We have even MORE Thanksgiving culinary no-no’s.
The Etiquette Girls advise that you behave yourself:
“If you have a preference for a particular kind of turkey meat, that is all well and good, but do wait until the platter reaches you or until the person serving asks you if you would like white or dark meat. You are not allowed to ‘place dibs’ on a Drumstick, and, should you not get one, you are most definitely not allowed to Sulk or become Surly.”
Yvonne & Yvette Etiguette cautions hosts:
“Be ready to receive guests, they shouldn't see you sweating over the bird. Don't make them feel compelled to help out with the dinner - they came to eat, not prepare.
Try not to give a blow by blow of the dinner's preparation. e.g. ‘I made the stuffing at midnight! I got up at the crack of dawn to boil the sweet potatoes.’
Try not to yawn in front of your company. This may look like you're bored or sleepy.”
Yvonne and Yvette Etiquette also cautions guests:
"Don't be late. There is no excuse.
If you've offered to bring a dessert, bring dessert not a platter of deviled eggs as a surprise.
Offer to help but don't barge into the kitchen and start doing things.
Turn off your cellphone.
Don't talk about how much you love dressing with oysters when there is no oyster dressing on the table."
What about dress codes?
Oooooohh, I love this.
Shine.yahoo. com warns women that they'll be eating lots food so they'll want to dress comfortably.
What's their idea of comfort? A $550 new wardrobe.
Finally, in my book, the simplest and best examples of Thanksgiving Culinary no-no's come from MSN.com:
Don't be creative with the menu, and don't even think of serving anything but turkey.