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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Question of the week: What special traditions do you have to ring in a New Year?

In my family we always eat lentils at midnight. As a matter of fact I have my lentils cooking in my crockpot even as we speak. It is supposed to bring you good luck in the new year.

My husbands family likes to have black eyed peas for good luck and cooked greens for wealth. I can’t stand either one of these so we stick with my tradition!

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Question of the week: What Christmas traditions do you and your family have?

We have a couple of traditions that we do in my house. One is the tree, we buy it 12 days before Christmas on December 13th and we leave it up until Little Christmas which is on January 6th. My mom’s birthday was the 13th of December and every year we bought here a new ornament for the tree. We still buy a new ornament every year in her honor it is always the first ornament to be placed on the tree.

Another tradition that I started when I was in the 7th grade was making a bread called a Cream Cheese Braid. It is similar to a Cream Cheese Danish Coffeecake. We make these and give them out to our neighbors and friends. Now the kids give them to their teachers as well. I started out just making 4 loaves and I think we are up to 24 loaves this year. It takes 2 days to make so we usually plan for a Friday and Saturday to do nothing but make bread. The girls love it and last year we even had some of their friends help us make them.