TODAY's Takeaway

TODAY's Takeaway: Vonn still has time, Fallon makes kids smile

Nov. 27, 2013 at 12:56 PM ET

Jimmy Fallon makes kids laugh, Lindsey Vonn "still has time before Sochi" and pancake art master Dan Drake dishes edible anchors.
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Jimmy Fallon makes kids laugh, Lindsey Vonn "still has time before Sochi" and pancake art master Dan Drake dishes edible anchors.

1. In her first interview since last week's fall, Olympic hopeful Lindsey Vonn told Matt in an exclusive interview, “I still have time before Sochi.”

“Unfortunately, it was really bad timing for me,” she said. “But I'm still confident.”

Video: Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn goes into detail about the recent accident that tore the ACL ligament in her knee, and says that while she still has intentions to compete in Sochi, she is not completely sure she will be able to perform at her best.

2. Do you know the best deals on toys going into Black Friday? Well, here they are, Batcave and all.

Video: Laurie Schacht, the Toy Insider mom, reveals hot holiday toys worth fighting the Black Friday crowds for, including Mega Bloks and Barbie playsets.

3. Jimmy Fallon brought smiles to children at St. Jude hospital, with the help of a chicken suit — and his amazing comedic skills, of course! (But the chicken suit definitely helped.)

Video: The late-night talk show host spent a heartwarming day with some of the patients at the children’s hospital, donning a chicken costume to sing songs and playing a game of Russian roulette (with eggs).

4. Pancake art aficionado Dan Drake — a celebrity in St. Louis — visited the Orange Room this morning to put his batter skills to the test. What do you think of the edible creations?

Video: Willie Geist interviews Dan Drake of Courtesy Diner in St. Louis, better known as Dr. Dan the Pancake Man for his ability to create dazzling designs in pancakes. He demonstrates by crafting the anchors’ faces in flapjack.

5. Do you need (very) last-minute advice for making your Thanksgiving meal tomorrow? Martha Stewart is here to help.

The expert hostess prepared roasted turkey in parchment paper, her mother’s mashed potatoes with cream cheese and pear cranberry slab pie. Bon appetit!

Video: Thanksgiving in nearly upon us. Fortunately, Martha Stewart is on TODAY to demonstrate a novel way to roast a tasty bird: by wrapping it in parchment.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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