How I Ruined Thanksgiving

Every year I am in charge of making green bean casserole to take up to my mother-in-laws for Thanksgiving. It’s not a secret recipe or anything like that. I open 4 cans of french style green beans, drain them throw them in a glass baking dish. Then I open 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup add that to the beans throw in 1 1/2 cups of milk and 1 super large can of French’s Fried Onions. Mix it all up and bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes. No big deal!

This year I woke up on Thanksgiving grabbed a cup of coffee and threw the casserole together. BAM! I was done!

My youngest daughter woke up about an hour later walked into the kitchen and looked at the casserole and pouted! She looked at me and said, “You didn’t wait for me?” I said “No, I threw it together so I could get it done fast.” That’s when she broke my little heart, she said, “But we always make it together. It’s our Mother-Daughter Thanksgiving tradition!”

As the day went on she managed to forget about how I totally broke the tradition. We had Thanksgiving dinner and all went well. That was until dessert time! You see my youngest daughter is a little picky when it comes to food. Especially when it comes to pie! She does not like pie! Except for Chocolate Cream Pie! I had bought one especially for her and she was all excited about having her Chocolate Cream Pie for dessert.

We had all the pies, mince meat, apple, and pumpkin, sitting on the table along with the ice cream, whipped cream and pot of coffee. My youngest walks in, looks around the table and hangs her head down. Yep, you guessed it, not only did I break the Mother-Daughter Thanksgiving Casserole Tradition I left the freakin’ Chocolate Cream Pie in our freezer an hour away!

She settled for a bowl of ice cream with chocolate syrup but for the rest of the night she kept reminding me about how good her Chocolate Cream Pie would have been!

And that is how I ruined Thanksgiving, at least for my 11 year old!

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Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving so today I wanted to reflect on a few things that I have been thankful for this past year.

  • My JobI am very thankful to be working for a great little family business. I have worked there since last February and I have loved every minute of it. The business continues to grow and so does my responsibilities and my paycheck!
  • My 2 Daughters – I am thankful for my 2 daughters, even though they have given me a run for my money this year. They are the reason I wake up and get my butt moving every morning! Did I mention that means getting up at 4:45 to have my coffee, make lunches, sign papers, make breakfast, take them to school… No really I am still thankful for them
  • My HusbandAs rough as it has been with my husband the past few years, I am still very thankful for him. Despite his illness of alcoholism, he is still a very loving person deep down. Hopefully one day soon he will realize that and stop drinking. 
  • My Friends I am very thankful for al my friends, old and new. I hope that each and evryone of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

May you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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