One of the best parts of the holidays is getting together with family you don’t get to see as often as you’d like, breaking bread, and catching up on how the past year has treated everyone. For someone like myself who loves to eat (and generally feels minimal guilt after gorging myself on all that stuff), the classic big holiday meal is always a favourite. Depending on how your family works, it could be like a pot luck of sorts, where everyone brings a dish to share with everyone else.
Unless your last name is Kardashian, I’m guessing you probably won’t have TV cameras in your face this Christmas as you sit down for a meal with your family. That helps lessen the embarrassment if the dish you brought doesn’t necessarily go over so well. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for our friends at Global Calgary, and their Morning News family.
In a segment Friday morning, the morning team were discussing holiday recipes when Traffic Specialist Leslie Horton presented what she had prepared for her family. She started off by saying she would have rather made fruitcake, but her family wasn’t having that… So she made artichoke dip.
“Yeah, it’s not supposed to look like that.” [YouTube]
But what happened when she gave some to her co-hosts had me in stitches. Here, watch how it went down on LIVE TV:
I love the response from Scott Fee when asked what it smells like: “I thought it smelled like a barn.” Or maybe I misheard him, either way it’s pretty funny… But not quite as funny as the reaction of the other two after actually chewing some up.
— Global Calgary (@GlobalCalgary) December 16, 2016
“It burns!” So where did she go wrong? She kinda followed the recipe (and didn’t put any vinegar in), but it turns out she used the WRONG type of artichokes! Good thing I didn’t try to make this recipe… I didn’t even know there was more than one type of artichoke out there!
Apparently the key is to NOT use pickled artichokes!! @MoonLghtwrkrs
— Leslie Horton (@global_leslie) December 16, 2016
And, I mean… Using an orange instead of a lemon probably didn’t help very much… Just sayin’. And random spices because you didn’t know what to put in? Sounds like recipe for disaster any way you scoop it.
What’s the one thing at your holiday dinner that you’re too afraid to scoop onto your plate?