Tuesday, November 26, 2013


This year, at the family Thanksgiving dinner, we were assigned Green Bean Casserole. None of us even like green bean casserole, but we will make it anyway.

An informal poll had revealed to me that most people don't care for this dish at all, if they have even heard of it. I have also learned that everyone who has heard of it and doesn't like it also happens to have the best recipe for it.

I don't know where the idea for a bunch of green beans in a dish with mushroom soup on them came from and who ever thought it would be a good idea, but we have learned not to mess with tradition.

One year, we were assigned potatoes. Not wanting to be so dull, we opted to go with a potato casserole dish that we all really liked.

One would think that we had betrayed our family to the Normans or something. We got scowls of disappointment and disapproval from all and someone had to run out and buy potatoes so they could be properly mashed and served in the way God intended them to be at Thanksgiving when he told Moses to write it down in the Torah.

Our casserole was finished completely, cause it was delicious. But that was not the point, was it? And at least we weren't asked to throw marshmallows on top of sweet potatoes, or something dumb like that.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!

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