Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sookie's Bon Temps Thanksgiving Menu

I have almost 100 Sookie/ True Blood recipes on this blog and I thought we'd have a pretend Thanksgiving dinner with Sookie and the Bon Temps gang. Haha

This year Jason bought a turkey deep fryer at Sheridan’s Sport Shop and lots of peanut oil and he's going to deep fry the 10 lb turkey that he bought at Walmart. It's going to be raining tomorrow so everyone will have to pile inside.

Sookie is making: Corn Bread Dressing ( not stuffing!)
Mashed potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potatoes with marshmallow
Gran's Pecan Pie

Below you'll find more recipes.
Who else do you think is coming to dinner?
What are they bringing ?
Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll!

Corn Bread Dressing
Corn Bread

  • 1 (12-ounce) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon margarine
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 (10 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
Crumble Corn Bread; set aside. Bake biscuits according to package directions; let cool. Tear 8 of the biscuits into small pieces; reserve remaining 2 for another use. Combine crumbled corn bread, torn biscuits, sage, poultry seasoning, and pepper in a large bowl; set aside.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Melt margarine over medium-high heat in a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Sauté celery and onion 8 minutes or until tender. Let cool slightly. Add vegetable mixture to dressing mixture, and gently stir in broth and egg whites. Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes.

Green Bean Casserole

1 (10 3/4 oz.) can
1 CAMPBELL'S® Cream of Mushroom Soup
3/4 cup milk
1/8 pepper
2 (9 oz. each) pkgs.frozen cut green beans, thawed*
1 1/3 cups FRENCH'S® Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions

MIX soup, milk and pepper in a 1 1/2 -qt. baking dish. Stir in beans and 2/3 cup French Fried Onions.
BAKE at 350°F for 30 min. or until hot.
STIR. Top with remaining 2/3 cup onions. Bake 5 min. until onions are golden.

Sookie 's Sweet Potato casserole


4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows


Bake sweet potatoes at 400° for about 1 hour or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and mash sweet potatoes.
Beat mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, and next 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.
Combine cornflakes cereal and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle diagonally over casserole in rows 2 inches apart.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle alternate rows with marshmallows; bake 10 additional minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Gran's biscuit recipe here
Summer's biscuits here 
'Dead in the Family' Ambrosia salad here 
Pumpkin Pie Dip from Charlaine's forum here 
Gran's Pecan Pie here 
Cryin' Pie True Blood version here
Mayor Norris' wife's ( True Blood) Ambrosia here

Happy Thanksgiving from True Blood: True Blood for the Holidays [video]

Just love this commercial!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Season 5 Episode 2 and 3 titles announced !

Looks like we may see a time jump again - season 4 ended right after Halloween and if "New Year" is literal we may be jumping to January or  "New Year "

 According to IMDB, there are now titles for two more episodes of Season 5.
They are:

Episode 5.02 is titled: “The Beyond of the Bubble Gum
Episode 5.03 is titled: “It’s A New Year

Sookie book " 12 Deadlocked cover revealed !!

Pre -order your copy here - book will be released May 1st 2012...
Is it May yet ?

Charlaine Harris to lecture at UCR Palm Desert

Charlaine Harris writer and creator of the world in which “True Blood” is based will bring her insights into the undead to Palm Desert next week for a lecture at UCR Palm Desert.
The books have become cultural touchstones,” said Tod Goldberg, Administrative Director of UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center’s MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts.
Goldberg will moderate the lecture, which is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 as part of the Arts and Letters Lecture Series.
The TV show has propelled her and her books into the cultural spotlight,” Goldberg said, adding that Harris’ 11 novels have spawned a new generation of vampires.
The popular fiction hits home for so many readers and HBO fans because of the quality of the author’s fantasy world, he said.
She’s dealing with issues of sexuality and belonging that are part of what the fabric of humanity is,” Goldberg said.
He said Harris tackles the issue of “ who do you love, do you love the wrong person, or in this case the wrong vampire?
The cost of the lecture is $20 and tickets can be purchased online.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

True Blood Casting News: Eric's Sister is Found!

We already knew that Season 5 of HBO's "True Blood" is going to introduce us to Nora, Eric Northman’s (Alexander Skarsgard) centuries-old vampire "sister", and now we have word on who will be playing her. Read on for the details!
Per TVLine Lucy Griffiths (best known for her role as Marian in the BBC drama "Robin Hood") will portray Nora, another progeny of Eric's "father", Godric, who is working as a double agent within the Vampire Authority. Described as intelligent, intimidating, cool under pressure, and a very good liar, Nora loves Eric deeply but has dedicated her life to a higher purpose.

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Stephen Moyer confident of 'True Blood' future

Stephen Moyer has claimed that he thinks True Blood could continue for a couple more seasons.

True Blood was renewed for a fifth season by HBO in August, but the show's creator Alan Ball has admitted that he has considered leaving the show after that.

Ball's comments later sparked speculation about the future of the supernatural drama.

However, Moyer, who plays Bill, has now told E! Online that he does not think there is any reason why True Blood could not continue for several more years.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Prince Charles related to Vlad the Impaler, aka 'Dracula' ... and Robert Pattinson

Thanks Lady Jane !

Prince Charles, the first in line to the UK throne, and Robert Pattinson of the "Twilight" vampire films have more in common besides their British heritage.

They're both related to Vlad the Impaler, a 15th-Century Romanian warlord said to have inspired Bram Stoker's iconic 1897 vampire novel, "Dracula."
Charles, 62, talks abouts his heritage in the UK series "Wild Carpathia," which is set to air in on the international Travel Channel in several European countries on October 30. The program promotes the preservation of forests in the Transylvania region of Romania.

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Work ensures I never get much time on the sofa with wife and co-star Anna Paquin, says True Blood's Stephen Moyer

MANY modern couples are kept apart by their jobs – long hours, business travel and endless back-to-back shifts mean it’s not uncommon for family life to be reduced to passing ships in the night and text-message romance.
But few relationships will ever be as distant, and as geographically difficult as that of True Blood lovers Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, who spend at least half of the year apart chasing movie work all over the world.
In fact, according to the charming Mr Moyer, the only time that he and his Kiwi-born wife actually get to spend any quality time together, is when they are on the True Blood set watching the other one in an undead sex scene with a co-star. And often while covered in sticky fake blood.
The Essex-born actor, who has become an international pin-up as southern gentleman vampire Bill Compton, is excited that he’s finally about to return to his day job on the HBO show after another busy, globe-trotting summer and autumn.

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Original 'Dracula' still brings chills

drac2.JPGEveryone knows the story of Dracula. The Count's incarnations are countless. But in recent years, teens have come to know the vampire as the "Twilight" series character Edward, who plays baseball with his vampire family in their downtime.

Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'
Vampires have become too soft, too lovelorn, too nice. There's no good side to the original Count Dracula. He's evil, plain and simple.
To reclaim your fear of the vampire open up a copy of Bram Stoker's "Dracula." It is Halloween, after all.
From the first pages of the 1897 novel, with all those villagers watching solicitor Jonathan Harker make his way to the Count's castle in Transylvania, the book draws you in:

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This book is copyright free and can be downloaded to your "reader" or read online here at Project Gutenberg

Any Crafters Out There? Vampire Knits for Halloween

Crafters do you need some gift ideas or projects to stay busy with this winter ?

And now for something completely different . . . a knitting book! We’re thinking some of you RIFers out there might be crafters, and our friends at CrafterNews have generously offered copies of Genevieve Miller’s Vampire Knits, just in time for Halloween! Surrender to the allure of knits inspired by the immortals we all love to fear. If you adore Twilight, True Blood, or The Vampire Diaries, this collection of 28 imaginative and beautiful projects is sure to captivate.
Black capes are so 1897, instead get stylish with the dead sexy Sidhe Shrug. Unleash your inner shapeshifter with the Werewolf Hat. Keep warm while holding hands with your vampire by wearing these Bellisima Mittens. Around humans? Use the Blood Bottle Cozies to disguise your beverage.

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True Blood Season 5 Spoiler : Casting for Episode 5.01

Casting for Episode 5.01
[RIKKI] In her mid 20s, a dirty-beautiful werewolf, she demands to know what’s become of the pack leader…RECURRING
[J.D.] 50s, a particularly large Marine-type werewolf, he refuses to bow down before the new pack leader…1 speech, 1 scene RECURRING
[ANNIE] In her late 40s, maybe 50, she’s a powerful, respected werewolf within the pack due to her late son’s position. She’s determined to perform a particular ritual…RECURRING
[JUDGE CLEMENTS] 50ish, corrupt, a former athlete whose body has been neglected, this judge radiates power and uses his position to get a speeding ticket for his son fixed…3 speeches & 2 lines, 1 scene POSSIBLE RECURRING
[ROCKY] 16, Caucasian, a hunter, he is Holly’s (Lauren Bowles) eldest son who doesn’t think very highly of Holly…7 lines, 1 scene POSSIBLE RECURRING
[WADE] 14, Caucasian, a hunter, he is Holly’s (Lauren Bowles) youngest son who is still willing to give Holly the benefit of the doubt…5 lines, 1 scene POSSIBLE RECURRING (22)
[DANIELLE] This female werewolf wonders how much longer a prisoner is going to last under interrogation…1 line, 1 scene POSSIBLE RECURING
[KENNETH] This male werewolf thinks a prisoner is stubborn and may not crack soon…1 line, 1 scene (40) POSSIBLE RECURRING
[CAT] 40, a vampire with no sense of humor, she’s part of an underground railroad for vampires…2 lines, 1 scene POSSIBLE RECURRING
[CAMMY] This sorority girl with an especially hot body takes a liking to Jason (Ryan Kwanten) at a party and assumes they’ll be having sex…GUEST STAR
[ZANDER] A particularly handsome frat boy, he feels an instant attraction to Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) at a party. They enjoy playing Rock Band 3 and singing a Jimi Hendrix song together…
[FRAT BOY #1] This frat boy enjoys playing drinking games at a party…3 lines, 2 scenes
[SORORITY GIRL #1] She attends a house party and declares Jessica the coolest vampire she’s ever met…3 lines, 2 scenes
[HAYES] A large vampire of Eastern European descent, he is dispatched by the Authority to give the True Death to some other vampires…3 lines, 2 scenes
[BUDDY] In his early 20s, a road crew member and a friend of Hoyt’s, he mocks Jason with the other guys…2 lines, 1 scene
[TEAM CAPTAIN #2 / DONNIE] Seen in flashback, this 6th grade boy bullies Sookie and is very angry and disturbed when she reveals something private about his life…3 lines, 1 scene
[TEAM CAPTAIN #1] Seen in flashback, this 12-year-old boy is a bully who doesn’t pick Sookie for his kick ball team…1 line, 1 scene