Katie Holmes knows how to bake a batch of delicious cupcakes, as she's done so often with her 8-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise. But when it comes to preparing the central dish of a Thanksgiving meal, the 35-year-old Miss Meadows actress is a novice. Speaking about the holiday on CBS' The Late Show Monday, she said, "I'm very excited because I'm the baby of five, and I've been using that for a long time, but this year I'm taking responsibility and my mother's going to teach me how to make a turkey."
Holmes added that she'll "pull the gizzards out."
"Turkey is easy," David Letterman reassured his guest. "You're going to roast it, right?"
"Well, I don't know," Holmes admitted. "Is that what you do?"
"A lot of people boil it in hot oil," Letterman suggested. "I wouldn't recommend that."
The host then suggested she fry the turkey. "Deep fried is so good," Holmes agreed. "Ugh! It's so good."
Holmes has already ordered a 15-lb. bird to feed six people. "Is that too much?" she asked. Letterman replied, "I don't know that it's enough...I would have gone with 20 lbs." Holmes laughed at her naïveté.