This weekend’s drink was inspired by professional French wrestler André René Roussimoff, better known as Andre the Giant or Fezzik, the rhyming giant of Princess Bride. In addition to being an entertainer, Mr. Roussimoff was also a talented drinker. Some claim that it would take him a barrel of beer to get drunk. (Ed. I have a hunch that his large stature was a contributing factor: Andre the Giant stood at over seven feet tall and weighed close to 450 pounds.)
If you’re looking for something easy to make for Thanksgiving dinner (so you can tell your mom you contributed to the feast), try this Corn Chowder. But if you don’t want to cook at all, just play this video and say you’re adding to the ambience.
This recipe serves 12, but can easily be cut in half or into thirds.
3/4 pound of bacon (can be left out)
1 cup chopped onions
3 cans of cream-style corn (17 ounces)
3 cups of milk
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Directions: Fry bacon until crisp. Drain, crumble. Drain all but two tablespoons fat; sauté onion in fat until tender, about eight minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese and bacon; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; stir in cheese until melted. Stir in bacon.