June Shannon, Honey Boo Boo’s mother, prepares Thanksgiving feast
Honey Boo Boo’s mother, June Shannon, rustled up a Thanksgiving feast for the family during the last episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show.
June Shannon’s menu featured 15 cans of vegetables, 12 cans of cranberry sauce and a large turkey coated with a gallon of butter.
Talking about the generous helping of cranberry jelly – which she sprinkled with one pound of sugar – June Shannon told viewers: “They get their fruit, plus they don’t get a [urinary tract] infection.”
The mother-of-four added: “I’m not no Martha Stewart or Betty Crocker or nothing like that. It’s going to be what it is and hopefully something turns out right.
“Just like all my other recipes, butter and sugar makes everything taste better.”
Instead of using fresh goods June Shannon said she bought everything, including the vegetables, in cans.
She also admitted that she doesn’t follow recipes and often throws ingredients together to create a “multi-meal”.
Despite her unconventional methods, her family appeared to enjoy her culinary creations.
“Cranberry jelly is the most perfect food. It’s just the perfect color.
“Can shape food is the most perfect food for eating. This is the food of the gods,” Honey Boo Boo explained.
After preparing the Thanksgiving meal June Shannon sat down to enjoy the spread with her family, wearing a turkey-shaped headdress.
The clan sat outdoors as they ate, enjoying the fall sunshine.
In another scene during the one hour holiday special, Honey Boo Boo seemed overjoyed as she unveiled a scarecrow version of her larger-than-life mother.
Honey Boo Boo, 7, proudly presented “Junecrow” complete with a “blonde wig, big head, vajiggle jaggle [and a] forklift foot”.
She even dressed the towering hay bale design in one of June Shannon’s outfits.
Honey Boo Boo and her three teenage sisters told viewers that “it’s got to have four tummies and big old thighs”.
However, when June Shannon saw the finished creation she insisted that it didn’t look anything like her.
In an attempt to make her feel better about herself her partner of 8 years, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, added: “It looks beautiful.”
Later in the show the family is seen visiting a local farm in McIntyre, Georgia.
Honey Boo Boo was shown how to milk cows and goats as her mother June Shannon watched smiling.
“It tastes like regular milk,” Honey Boo Boo said as she enjoyed the fruits of her labor.
Talking about her connection with animals she said that people often refer to her as “Dr. Boolittle”.
Back at home June Shannon decided to test the family on their knowledge of holiday traditions and the history behind Thanksgiving. It turned out to be a challenge for everyone.
June Shannon’s oldest daughter, Anna, declared: “Christopher Columbus went to the New World in 1930-something and that’s where he met Pocahontas.”
And when asked: “What do you know about the first Thanksgiving?”, Honey Boo Boo replied: “Turkeys” before adding: “The Indians lost everything and just got a crappy meal – and casinos.”
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo returns with a clips special on February 10, followed by a Christmas special on February 17, both at 8:00 p.m. EST on TLC.