Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams might be spending Thanksgiving on the field at the Pittsburgh-Indianapolis game, but that didn’t stop him from cooking a holiday meal.
Williams teamed up with comedian and actor Ben Schwartz, who starred on Parks and Recreation, to cook the ultimate Thanksgiving day meal in the premiere episode of “Courtyard Camera,” a comedic miniseries sponsored by Courtyard. The two whipped up a “Thanksgiving Cake” layered with marshmallows, sweet potatoes, green beans, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce – an odd list of ingredients to say the least.
“We didn’t eat it. We tasted it,” Williams said of the cake in an interview with SportsGrid. “There’s a difference. Eating it means [we] took more than one bite. [We] took one bite to kind of test the waters, and it wasn’t that bad. It was just an explosion of different tastes that you kind of think you’re ready for but you’re really not.”
If only President Barrack Obama pardoned Williams from Thursday’s game instead of the turkey. Then the running back could be spending the holiday around a table eating with his family. But since he’ll be on the sidelines, it’s good he got the Thanksgiving essentials all in one bite – even if the cake did look like they made it while blindfolded.