Let’s talk turkey (Limbaugh) and dinner (tonight’s State Dinner at the White House), which pretty much will be over by the time we’re chatting away.

Conservative blowhard Rush “Limburger Windbag”Limbaugh claims Obama is hijacking Thanksgiving,

a uniquely American holiday

by holding the grand event, his first State Dinner–gasp–two days before the cranberry sauce gets served and Uncle Frank shreds the turkey with grand ceremony. And even more appalling, implies Rush, it’s for India! And then he goes on to gargle that the only reason it’s not being held

on Wednesday or even Thursday is the Indian Prime Minister must have to get back home to deal with the nukes in Pakistan

Gosh Rush, you should know that India is the world’s largest democracy, and is critical in stabilizing Afghanistan, where we’ve announced we’re sending 35,000 troops to

finish the job

. That make it’s a better choice than oh, say France, who Rush hates. Or just about any other country. Because no matter who was the guest, Rush would bitch like a mother-in-law over lumpy gravy because the host is Obama.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be joined by a large yet select group of politicians including Claire McCaskil, Jim McDermott, and John Kerry; Hollywood luminaries Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, along with Gayle King (what, no Oprah!? That’s right, NO Oprah!), Alfre Woodard, Katie Couric, Brian Williams and Robin Robert.

Also on the list noted guests with ties to India like Obama’s original choice for the post of U.S. surgeon general/CNN Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, Deepak Chopra, director M. Night Shyamalan and Kalpen Modi, Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement, aka the actor Kal Penn, aka Kumar of Harold and Kumar fame. Oh and really cool–Jennifer Hudosn will be singing!

The dinner takes place in a huge tent on the South Lawn, and guest will dine on Indian influenced dishes with choices for vegetarians and vegans. The menu includes a salad of arugula grown in the White House garden, potato and eggplant salad, red lentil soup with fresh cheese, and potato dumplings with tomato chutney. Entrees are a choice of chick peas and okra or green curry prawns, served with caramelized salsify, smoke collard greens and coconut aged basmati.

For dessert? Pumpkin pie and pear tartin, followed by coffee with petit fours, cashew brittle, pecan pralines, passion fruit and vanilla gelees, and chocolate dipped fruit. Each course is paired an American white wine.

So what’s on your menu? And really, what leftover recipes do you have in mind?

Let’s talk turkey (Limbaugh) and dinner (tonight’s State Dinner at the White House), which pretty much will be over by the time we’re chatting away.

Conservative blowhard Rush “Limburger Windbag”Limbaugh claims Obama is hijacking Thanksgiving,

a uniquely American holiday

by holding the grand event, his first State Dinner–gasp–two days before the cranberry sauce gets served and Uncle Frank shreds the turkey with grand ceremony. And even more appalling, implies Rush, it’s for India! And then he goes on to gargle that the only reason it’s not being held

on Wednesday or even Thursday is the Indian Prime Minister must have to get back home to deal with the nukes in Pakistan

Gosh Rush, you should know that India is the world’s largest democracy, and is critical in stabilizing Afghanistan, where we’ve announced we’re sending 35,000 troops to

finish the job

. That make it’s a better choice than oh, say France, who Rush hates. Or just about any other country. Because no matter who  was the guest, Rush would bitch like a mother-in-law over lumpy gravy because the host is Obama.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be joined by a large yet select group of politicians including Claire McCaskil, Jim McDermott, and John Kerry; Hollywood luminaries Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, along with Gayle King (what, no Oprah!? That’s right, NO Oprah!), Alfre Woodard, Katie Couric, Brian Williams and Robin Robert.

Also on the list noted guests with ties to India like Obama’s original choice for the post of U.S. surgeon general/CNN Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, Deepak Chopra, director M. Night Shyamalan and  Kalpen Modi, Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement, aka the actor Kal Penn, aka Kumar of Harold and Kumar fame.  Oh and really cool–Jennifer Hudosn will be singing!

The dinner takes place in a huge tent on the South Lawn, and guest will dine on Indian influenced dishes with choices for vegetarians and vegans. The menu includes a salad of arugula grown in the White House garden, potato and eggplant salad, red lentil soup with fresh cheese, and potato dumplings with tomato chutney. Entrees are a choice of chick peas and okra or green curry prawns,  served with  caramelized salsify, smoke collard greens and coconut aged basmati.

For dessert? Pumpkin pie and pear tartin, followed by coffee with petit fours, cashew brittle, pecan pralines, passion fruit and vanilla gelees, and chocolate dipped fruit. Each course is paired an American white wine.

So what’s on your menu? And really, what leftover recipes do you have in mind?

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.