Binging With Babish Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is always a weird time of the year. Family members who spend most of the year ignoring each other all come together over one day to share a meal that’s no one’s favorite. Have you ever heard anyone say that they’re craving stuffing? No, that’s not a thing. And in the year of our lord 2020 Thanksgiving has only gotten more bizarre. Not only have we been pressured to eat this labor-intensive and lackluster meal, now we’re expected to do so while quarantined in our homes.
It’s an extra weird time in an unbearably weird year. So why not have some fun with it with one of the best cooks on YouTube?
Over his years streaming, Oliver Babish has transformed some of the oddest, grossest sounding culinary creations from television into delicious masterpieces. And now they can all be yours. Below are some of the most innovative, and frankly delicious, Thanksgiving-themed concoctions Binging with Babish has pulled from your favorite shows. Don’t let 2020 beat you. Turn this holiday into something experimental and fun with a little help from the internet’s favorite chef.
‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving ‘
It’s Thanksgiving after all, so why not start with a classic? There is no Thanksgiving special more beloved than Charlie Brown’s sweet story about an impromptu Friendsgiving. For this one Babish swapped out the toast and jelly beans for a more traditional late November meal. If you’re looking for a guide on how to make the best — and easiest — version of a classic turkey day, this is it.
The Swanson from ‘Parks and Recreation’
You don’t just eat food every day. You’re a connoisseur of the finer things in life. Much like the great Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) you believe that the best side dish for your meat is more meat. So why not jazz up your tired turkey legs with this recipe that wraps them in bacon? That is the Swanson way.
Dutch Baby from ‘Bob’s Burgers’
All right, technically this sweet treat was introduced during a Christmas themed episode of the Belchers’ lives. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be served as a Thanksgiving dessert. It has all the key ingredients: it’s elaborate looking, takes less time to make than it should and it’s as fattening as a giant pancake can get. Swap out one of your pies for this sweet little addition and don’t forget to serenade your turkey. Bob will be proud.
The Moistmaker from ‘Friends’
Need a creative and delicious use for all of those Thanksgiving leftovers? Everyone’s favorite ’90s sitcom has your back. Ross’ (David Schwimmer) post-holiday sandwich brilliantly places a gravy-soaked piece of bread in the middle of the whole concoction so it’s like you’re reliving this annual meal in every bite. Now you too can experience this delicious sounding and disturbingly named ‘wich.
The Liz Lemon from ’30 Rock’
While we’re on the topic of leftovers, let’s focus on the fictional queen of weird food concoctions: Liz Lemon. Liz’s favorite lunch won’t use up every remaining dish in your fridge. But if it’s the weekend you’re looking for another use for all that turkey that won’t remind you of cranberry sauce, this pastrami and Russian dressing masterpiece is for you. Just remember to never steal it from Tina Fey.