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.
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Ninety-seven percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving. The other three percent are Communists.
Williams-Sonoma is urging turkey lovers to get their orders in now for fresh free range turkeys and fresh organic turkeys.
I’ve had the occasion to step into a Williams-Sonoma store, and they do sell marvelous, quality products.
But take a look at those turkey prices!
Are you kidding me? $76 for a 14-lb. bird? I don’t care where it was raised, how it was raised, how it was shipped…..$76 for a turkey????
Last Thanksgiving, the cost of making Thanksgiving dinner went up slightly (and inflation will probably send the cost up just a bit this year, too). The 2006 annual Market Basket survey from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation found only a small increase in the cost of feeding your family on Thanksgiving Day. The survey of prices in 25 Wisconsin communities said the cost of making dinner for a family of eight last Thanksgiving was $38.53 this year, compared to $37 in 2005. That’s for the whole freakin’ dinner. Williams-Sonoma wants an arm, a leg, another leg and the breast just for the turkey.
I think it’s a bird-brained idea.
PREVIOUS CULINARY NO-NO’S
1) Ketchup on a brat
2) Green peppers on pizza
3) The dirty martini
4) Fruity brats
5) A Bloody Mary after dinner
6) Women “manning” the grill
7) Eating pizza at Festa Italiana, brats at German Fest, or tacos at Fiesta Mexicana. (Be adventurous. You can have those items anytime).
8) Eating a cream puff as though it was a hamburger.
9) Taking your own bottle of sauce when invited to a barbecue.
10) Touching the grill if you’re a guest at an outdoor barbecue.
11) Coaching the host on how to grill.
12) Some regional flavored ice cream…..like black licorice.
13) Taking the husks off before you grill corn on the cob
14) Being afraid to chill red wine
15) Pizza on the grill
16) When serving exotic or strange dishes to guests, do not tell them exactly what it is. Instead, use a more inviting term (caviar) rather than being blunt (fish eggs).
17) In late summer and early fall, this time of year, don’t buy zucchini. Somehow, someway, you will find zucchini or zucchini will find you.
18) Showing disrespect to your restaurant server.
19) Eating out on a Monday night.
20) Pumpkin beer.