Mandy's Mon Blog: Support a Soldier and the Best Thanksgiving Foods!

WANT TO HELP SOME SOLDIERS THIS YEAR? Then you want to Support A Soldier and I've got them on today at 2 to explain their mission. If you've ever wanted to TRULY support a soldier, this organization is simply the BEST. Click here to schedule your donation NOW so you don't forget!

WHAT IS THE VERY BEST THANKGIVING DISH EVER? For me, it's oyster dressing, hands down. As a matter of fact, I'll put that recipe down below if you want it. I'm not going to use the original where you have to make the cornbread yourself. A box or bag of cornbread stuffing mix works just fine. I want to know what food item is your family specialty. And perhaps the one you wish you never had again. Sorry green bean casserole.


ARE YOU TRAVELLING THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND? I watched a lot of news this past weekend and the reporters from all over the country are standing in busy airports with their judgy eyes over their masks at all the people who are IGNORING the CDC to go see family this weekend. I say you do you. Chuck and Q went to Ohio this past weekend to see his 92 year old mom because she isn't getting any younger or healthier and we figured this was the best way to avoid the huge crowds this upcoming weekend. What are you and your family doing? I'll allow people to call with fake names so they don't get scorned.

JOE BIDEN YELLS "GET OFF MY LAWN" AT A REPORTER Okay, he didn't quite do that, but the President-Elect isn't quite sure how to handle a question about anything substantial since he didn't have to answer any of them during the campaign. A CBS reporter asked a question about getting kids back in schools and he not only didn't answer it, he asked why the guy asked a question. We've elected Mr. Magoo as President. Watch this.

I'm not sure he knows he's President Elect yet.

NEED SOME FAKE PEOPLE FOR YOUR WEBSITE? There are websites where you can buy people now. Not REAL people, per se, just images of people who don't exist. What? Artificial intelligence can now create photos of people who don't exist and you can buy them. Why would you do this? Because stock photos of real people are expensive and you don't want to accidentally choose a photo of a person who turns out to be a serial killer in real life. This is actually cool and sort of creepy because the photos are so dang good.

SAUDI ARABIA MET WITH NETANYAHU And this is UGE. If Saudi Arabia normalizes relations with Israel it's game, set, match for peace in the Middle East. According to this story, Netanyahu flew to Neom, Saudi Arabia and met with Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who was there meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. No one is saying anything about the meeting or even confirming it happened, but I don't think this was leaked by accident.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SONG FOR DOGS? No, it's really a thing. Jinx was not impressed.

SIDNEY POWELL HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN THROWN UNDER THE BUS BY THE TRUMP TEAM And Rudy sent out a terse press release declaring that Sidney Powell, the attorney who has been threatening to expose alleged massive voter fraud, is no longer with the Trump legal team. Okay, die hard Trump fans, when can we stop pretending that mountains of "evidence" exist?

SHELBY STEELE WRITES AN EXCELLENT COLUMN ON BLACK VICTIMHOOD And why it's the most toxic thing to happen to black people since Jim Crow. It's a great read and these paragraphs struck me:

This is a corruption because it makes black suffering into a moral power to be wielded, rather than a condition to be overcome. This is the power that blacks discovered in the ’60s. It gained us a War on Poverty, affirmative action, school busing, public housing and so on. But it also seduced us into turning our identity into a virtual cult of victimization—as if our persecution was our eternal flame, the deepest truth of who we are, a tragic fate we trade on. After all, in an indifferent world, it may feel better to be the victim of a great historical injustice than a person left out of history when that injustice recedes.
Yet there is an elephant in the room. It is simply that we blacks aren’t much victimized any more. Today we are free to build a life that won’t be stunted by racial persecution. Today we are far more likely to encounter racial preferences than racial discrimination. Moreover, we live in a society that generally shows us goodwill—a society that has isolated racism as its most unforgivable sin.

Read the whole thing, it's worth your time.

JOHN CLEESE DOESN'T GIVE A RAT'S ASS ABOUT YOUR WOKE FEELINGS And this is yet another reason I adore him so. He made a joke about identifying as a Cambodian police woman and was declared transphobic by the Twitter mob. He didn't back down in subsequent tweets. I love him.

GRETA THE GENIUS BABY KNOWS THINGS And she knows them well. And she's super cute.


MAN TERRIFIES LONDONERS BY SAYING HELLO This made me laugh pretty hard this morning.

BUT WHAT'S GOING TO TAKE UP ALL THE SPACE IN MY GLOVE BOX? Car owner's manuals are going away. This is not a bad thing, as most of us only refer to it to find out how to reset our clocks twice a year. The new Ford F-150 does NOT come with an owners manual at all, and owners will be able to get all the owner's manual info by using the onboard entertainment system in the truck. It's really about time.

Y'ALL CAN DRIVE TO THE IN N OUT BURGER IN UTAH AND GET A BURGER FIX FASTER We got two new In-N-Out burger joints in our area and crazy fools lined up for 14 hours to get one. Just as a point of reference, you can drive to the closest In-N-Out burger in Utah in eight hours. You're welcome.

AND NOW, AN ODE TO GIANT TACKY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS And though I've hated them for years, I've now joined them with my own, which shall remain unidentified lest bad actors use it to identify my house. Stop hating and buy your own giant inflatable beast! It's fun! Read this for the history of them all.

AND HERE IS MY OYSTER DRESSING RECIPE And I'm giving you guys the cheater version that uses a box of Stove Top because if you're not used to making cornbread dressing it can turn to mush. This way it maintains it's structural integrity. You're welcome!

Lazy Oyster Dressing

This doesn’t require you to make the cornbread the day before and is just about as good as homemade.I promise.It also holds it’s integrity better so you don’t end up with corn mush with oysters.


1/2 cup butter

1 large onion, chopped

4 stalks celery, chopped

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Box Stovetop Cornbread stuffing mix or your favorite variety of stuffing mix

2 pint small oysters with liquor, strained to get out any shell, cut in half if oysters are very large

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1.Make the stuffing: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat the butter in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion and celery are semi translucent, about 15 minutes. Add the oysters with their strained liquor to the pan.Cook until oysters just curl around the edges and remove from heat; add the stovetop and stir well. Add the eggs; stir until combined. Pour into a 13x9 pan and pat the mixture down into an even layer. If it seems dry, add a bit of chicken broth if necessary, but make sure it’s not soaking wet going in the oven.

2.Put the pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake until golden brown and crisp around the edges, about 30 to 35 minutes.

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