Cathy Classics by Cathy Guisewite for November 22, 2009
Ipod: Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's microwave we go... Cathy: With this camcorder, I will record the beloved family recipes of my mother-in-law and mother as they pass the Thanksgiving owner torch to me, the next generation. Mrs. Hillman: Use frozen peas! No one can tell the difference! Cathy: What?? Mrs. Hillman: Frozen peas! Frozen pies! Instant mashed potatoes! Why get a pan all dirty?! Cathy: What?? Mrs. Hillman: Also, canned cranberries, canned yams, canned corn and canned gravy! Who needs the extra work? Cathy: WHAT?? Mom, can you help me out here?! Mom: Why bother opening all those cans?? It's simpler to just order the whole meal precooked from the grocery store and nuke the individual plates before serving! Cathy: You're supposed to be passing the torch!! Mrs. Hillman: It's a prefab, pre-lit, artificial-flame torch! Mom: Less mess! Saves time we can use to go gourmet cookware-shopping!