• Acterss Rachel Bilson attends the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala presented by Paul Mitchell at 3LABS in Culver City, California, on November 10, 2018. (Photo by JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX / AFP)

  • Model Betty Bachz poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', at a central London cinema, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Singer Janelle Monae attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: Ana de la Reguera attends the 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for LARAS)



Start writing those thank-you notes to me, morsels, because I’ve come up with the perfect way to keep your Thanksgiving get-together from devolving into a politically charged fracas. It’s difficult, I know. Opposite views sit down for dinner, an opinion is offered, and soon pearl onions are weaponized, children are crying and the pies are collateral damage.

My brilliant idea makes political chat off-limits and penalizes those who can’t keep their yaps shut. Start a debate about the midterms? No stuffing for you. Have something to say about the trade war? Give back that turkey leg.

If only all problems were as easy to fix, like the ghastly get-ups snagged during this week’s red-carpet stakeout. They were beyond help.

Let me find a place for this Russian Turkey, and I’ll file my report:

Russian Turkey

3 oz. vodka

3 oz. cranberry juice

Combine ingredients with a few ice cubes in a rocks glass.