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!


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!

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

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The Muppets & Danny Kaye


Video And Question Of The Week

Poor Pedro

From the movie Giant

(The audio is poor so you may need to turn up your speakers)


Question of the week: How many people will you be sharing Thanksgiving with? Will they be at your house or are you going to have Thanksgiving at someone elses house?


T Is For Too Much Turkey!

As usual I ate way too much this Thanksgiving! I wasn’t as bad as my mother-in-law though, she piled her plate with so many side dishes that she had no room for turkey on her plate!

We had 5 kids and 8 adults this Thanksgiving. One of my nephews finally made it to the adult table. During our blessings I welcomed him to the big table and my mother-in-law said that he had sat here last year. I looked at my nephew and he looked at me and we both started to laugh. He was not even there last year for Thanksgiving because he had to work! I told her that’s what happens when the wine bottles start flowing.

Overall we had a very nice Thanksgiving. The kids all got along and so did the adults come to think of it.

My in-laws did mention that this would be the last year that they would be having Thanksgiving at their house. They can’t seem to put up with the noise level or the energy of the kids any more! At least this year nothing was broken!

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Question Of The Week

Question of the week: What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for my family even though they drive me crazy at times! I am also thankful for being healthy and for having a little bit of inner peace with myself.

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Question Of The Week

Question of the week: Do you host Thanksgiving dinner or do you go to someone elses house for Thanksgiving dinner?

I have had to host Thanksgiving dinner only twice. I really don’t mind cooking the Thanksgiving meal in fact I actually enjoyed doing it. We usually go to my mother-in-laws for Thanksgiving. We usually have 14 of us all together and most of us end up spending the night.