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Half-baked times four

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010, at 2:24 PM

For our T-G Thanksgiving meal, the company is providing the entree but there's a sign-up list for us to bring side dishes.

I had no idea what to bring yet, but I like to cook and I'm sure I'll bring something, so I wrote "TBA."

One of my smart-aleck co-workers, who has yet to be identified, wrote "twice-baked artichokes" out beside it.

Actually, twice-baked artichokes sound pretty good, if there is such a thing. I love steaming an artichoke and dipping the tender parts of the leaves in Italian dressing (or, even better, melted butter). But it doesn't sound like it would be a good potluck dish. Nobody wants a whole artichoke at a potluck; it would take up two-thirds of the plate.

Maybe TBA stands for Tepid Beans Again. Or Tinned Baby Anchovies. Or Turnips, Boiled Aggressively.

We won't know for sure until Thursday.

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Just as long as it's not Taters Burned Awfully.

-- Posted by David Melson on Fri, Nov 12, 2010, at 3:13 PM

Turkey Basted Au jus?

-- Posted by quietmike on Fri, Nov 12, 2010, at 3:52 PM

I thought of one but it is not fit for human consumption, or even printable here.

-- Posted by Tyger on Fri, Nov 12, 2010, at 8:11 PM

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