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Mama Knows Best - Dec 2016

Dear Mama,
How do you prepare your turkey and dressing? First Turkey Cooker

I thaw it then rub butter on it then put in an oven bag with a little flour then bake it at the correct temperature and time. By the time I am done cooking all the sides I am pooped so Stove Top in a box is my stuffing. Do not tell Ellen or Eunice, or I will kill you.

Mama,
Are you as upset over the election as most people are? Depressed

Well, I am because I know that a really inexperienced idiot is taking over. There is nothing we can do but watch him fail. I am going to pray a lot and drink a beer! He is even worse than my ungrateful children!

What do you think of all these so-called news sites on Facebook? Not signed

I think they are to blame on dividing America, especially during the election. Half that crap about either candidate was not true. They need to somehow fine or put a handle on those sites. We as readers need to smart up and not believe everything we read on Facebook. It is time we as Americans get educated and quit being so butt hurt over the smallest things (like a Starbucks cup). Let us all grow the hell up America!!

Dear Mama,
Do you really think that there is a honey bee problem? Buzzing

Wake up and smell the coffee. Yes they are on the endangered species list. So this spring, plant lots of flowers to encourage honey bees. Iola and I are doing our part in the neighborhood, so you all need to do your part as well. LET’S MAKE AMERICA HONEYFUL AGAIN! He he he he!


Beer Butt Chicken

1 tsp paprika
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp packed brown sugar
2 12 oz cans of beer
1 onion, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 chickens

To make the marinade, combine the paprika, chili powder, oregano, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and brown sugar in a bowl. Rub the marinade all over the chicken.
    Take the tops off two 12 oz cans of beer and empty them about half way. Place 1/2 of the chopped onion in each beer can along with a clove of chopped garlic. Stand the chickens on the cans. Balance the cans on a medium-hot grill (indirect heat) for about 1 1/2 hours with the grill closed. l

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