For those on the hunt for\u00a0last-minute\u00a0Thanksgiving\u00a0recipe ideas,\u00a0Marilyn Monroe's handwritten checklist might offer some inspiration. Jotted on a letterhead from an insurance company, the late screen siren explains how she\u00a0prepares a turkey dinner, with all of the trimmings. For the stuffing, she soaks a french loaf in cold water\u00a0and adds five herbs, spices, and nuts, while to prep the bird she rubs it with salt, pepper, and butter, before cooking it in an oven set to 350 degrees. On the hunt for a recipe? Marilyn Monroe's handwritten checklist might offer some last-minute inspiration. nytimes The notes, which feature in\u00a0Fragments, a collection of her letters and musings from 1943 to her death in 1962, are the best evidence yet that she had a passion for cooking. Fussing over details, Monroe writes that giblets must be \u2018liver-heart\u2019 and stipulates that the beef must be \u2018browned (no oil)'. She even takes care to specify the quantity of the produce needed. The most important instruction of all is right at the very top, where she states that \u2018no garlic\u2019 should be added to the stuffing. Unlike other cooks, she uses little fat or broth and no eggs or binder to hold it together. To make the mix right it also needs \u20181 handful\u2019 of grated Parmesan and an unspecified amount of \u2018parsley\u2019. For the bird - either a chicken or turkey - she salts, peppers and butters it before stuffing and sewing it up and cooking at 350 degrees, for two hours or longer, depending on its weight. The final meal is presented with sides of potato, canned button mushrooms, and fresh green peas. The dab hand in the kitchen: Written on a letterhead from an insurance company, the detailed instructions explain how Marilyn prepped a turkey dinner. nytimes Monroe\u2019s flair for cooking was evident at an auction of her personal effects in 1999 when two well-worn cookbooks of hers from the 1950s were sold off for well above the reserve. The recipe is dated around 1955 or 1956 when she was living in New York with her husband, the playwright Arthur Miller. nytimes At the time, riding high on the back of the success of the Seven Year Itch, Monroe had just signed a four-film $100,000 per-film deal with 20th Century Fox. The four would include Bus Stop and Some Like It Hot, for which she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress. Monroe and Miller later divorced amid accusations of affairs on both sides before her death in 1962 from an apparent overdose. MARILYN MONROE'S THANKSGIVING RECIPE FOR THE STUFFING \tNo garlic \tSourdough \tFrench bread - soak in cold water, wring out, then shred \tFor chicken giblets - boil in water 5-10 mins \tLiver - heart then chop \t1 whole or \u00bd onion,\u00a0 chop & parsley \/ four stalk celery,\u00a0 chop together following spices - put in rosemary \tThyme, bay leaf, oregano, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, \tGrated Parmesan cheese, 1 handful \t1\/2lb \u2013 1\/4lb ground round - put in frying pan - brown (no oil) then mix raisin 1 \u00bd cuops or more \t1 cup chop nuts (walnuts, chestnuts, peanuts) \t1 or 2 hard boiled eggs - chopped mix together TO PREP THE BIRD \tSalt & pepper inside chicken or turkey - outside same and butter \tSew up clamp birds put chicken or turkey in 350 oven \tRoasting chicken - 3or 4lbs or larger \tCooks 30 min to 1lbs \tBrown chicken or pheasant (vinegar, oil, onion, spices) - let cook in own juice \tAdd little water as you go \t\u00bd glass vinegar - put in when half done \tCooks 2 hours \tPut potatoes \tMushroom - button canned \tPeas - fresh Source:\u00a0dailymail.co.uk Share this story on Facebook with your friends.