A note to you: We’re taking a day off from the ongoing Slurrp Food-ball World Cup, in honor of Thanksgiving. We return tomorrow with Groups E and F.
The battle for last place is a close one, between Monica S2’s attempt to rebrand Thanksgiving as the perfect Mockolate: the “fully synthetic chocolate substitute” — vacation and Rachel S6 “Trifle”. But at least Joey enjoys Rachel’s concoction, while as Phoebe points out, Monica’s Mockolate food is “what she tastes like.” On the menu: Mockolate Cranberry Cake, Pumpkin Pie With Mockolate Cookie Crumb Crust, Mockolate Chip Cookies, with a possible side effect of “a burning sensation when urinating.”
9. The One Where Ross Got High — Season 6
It’s a trifle. It has all these layers. First, there’s a layer of biscuits, then a layer of jam, then custard, which I made from scratch. Raspberries, more brownies,” Rachel says of the English Trifle she’s making for Thanksgiving dessert. And despite what we know of Rachel’s less-than-impressive culinary skills, her description makes it seem like any fears about the edibility of her creation were misplaced. She until she continues with a list of the other layers: “Then sautéed beef with peas and onion. Then more custard and then bananas and then I just put some whipped cream on top.” A recipe book with two pages glued together means Rachel comes up with a hybrid of English Trifle and Shepherd’s Pie, but what’s even more creative are the excuses all the friends (except Joey) have to come up with to get rid of their portions. .
8. The One of All Thanksgivings — Season 5
You’d be forgiven for not noticing the rest of the food during this Thanksgiving episode: Monica is wearing a turkey on her head, after all. This episode, which features the ghosts of Thanksgiving Day past, also featured a severed toe (in Judy Geller’s kitchen!) and a “very cold little piece of carrot.” Before the turkey dance number, though, we catch a glimpse of a very busy table today, and it all looks delicious.
7. The One with the Late Thanksgiving — Season 10
Monica decides not to slave during a full festival dinner, only to be pressured into doing so by the others. The night isn’t a smashing success, though her friends save her (as always) in the end. Brussels sprouts, bagels, spinach, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, Chandler’s cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie are what the gang is looking for on this particular night.
6. The One With Rachel’s Other Sister — Season 9
Another very close fight for which one deserves to be classified as the “worst” Thanksgiving meal: this episode with Christina Applegate as a guest star, or the one in season 8 with Brad Pitt. However, Applegate as Rachel’s older sister, Amy, is only several shades more annoying, and the bickering it sparks over who gets custody of Emma if Rachel and Ross pass away is enough to make even the most delicious dinner fall apart. feel indigestible. And delicious, it certainly is, with rolls, turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing, and cranberries. All of this served on Mónica’s ephemeral wedding tableware. RIP.
5. The One with the Rumor — Season 8
Once again an annoying dinner guest, Pitt as Ross’s old friend Will Colbert, co-founder of the I Hate Rachel Green Club, and one of its only two members other than Ross (if we discount the Thai exchange student), lowers the rating. for what would otherwise have been a perfectly fancy Thanksgiving meal, featuring turkey (for Joey only), chicken, biscuits, stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, and pecan pie.
4. The One Where the Underdog Gets Away — Season 1
The first Thanksgiving meal where we see friends together proves that it’s not what’s on the table, but who’s around that counts. A series of mishaps leads the gang to meet unexpectedly at Monica’s apartment, where they sit down to a very unconventional meal of grilled cheese sandwiches, along with copious amounts of wine. Laughter and love are the most satisfying seasoning.
3, 2. The One Where Chandler Doesn’t Like Dogs — Season 7 and The One With Chandler in a Box — Season 4
Both Thanksgiving dinners feature all the holiday favorites, so it would be hard to rank one over the other. It’s turkey, stuffing, squash, sweet potatoes, green beans, red wine and cream pie vs. roast turkey, gravy, green beans, yams, mashed potatoes, biscuits and white wine. There could never be a clear winner, so it’s a draw.
1. The One with the Soccer Ball — Season 3
The Geller Cup soccer tournament allows the gang to work up an appetite for a lavish Thanksgiving meal: roast turkey, stuffing, yams with marshmallows, cranberry sauce, veggie stuffing (for Phoebe), and mashed potatoes. However, for Monica and Ross, the only item on the menu is humble pie.
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YOU COULDN’T RUIN THIS IF YOU TRIED
Not Rachel’s Trifle
Via The Recipe Critic
Serves 12. Total time: 15 minutes (not including cooling period)
- 250 g cake (or any simple cake)
- 225g cream cheese
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 100 g custard powder (vanilla flavor)
- 2 cups of milk
- 450g strawberries, sliced
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
Prepare the custard as directed on the package and let it cool. The consistency should be slightly thick but not firm.
In a medium bowl, add cream cheese, heavy cream, and sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Set aside. Cut the cake into one inch cubes.
In a glass dish, add a layer of the heavy cream mixture, top with sponge cake, add a layer of strawberries, and spread a layer of custard on top. Repeat layers. cover with heavy