Like most of you, Thanksgiving for us looks very different this year — Mr. G and I will prepare a feast for two as we stay close to our phones to see faces from far away. Though less than ideal, we have learned that love can be conveyed and community built through our mobile devices while we wait for this scary time to pass.
ABOUT THE FOOD…
DRESSING THE MOM WAY
Most everyone in our family says “Dressing the Mom Way” is their favorite. My recipe is a combination of what I learned from my mom and my mother in law. Actually, my daughter and son have now surpassed me in their cooking abilities!! They are both fantastic and creative cooks! I’m wondering do you call it dressing or stuffing?
I especially love this picture of hands – me and my son stirring up the dressing a couple of years ago! 🥰
GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
I did a survey on Instagram asking who was a fan of the much-debated Green Bean Casserole.
Love it or hate it, the green bean casserole has quite the history…
This mixture of canned soup, green beans and fried onions has graced holiday tables since the 1950s.
Campbell’s estimates 40% of the Cream of Mushroom soup sold in the US goes into making green bean casserole.
For more history on green bean casserole, read on here.
For those not local — Hilligoss is our favorite small family-owned, local bakery. They make thousands of Parker House rolls for the holidays. The best!!!! We call every November 1 to place our order. They bake a limited supply – so pre-order is necessary!
Mr. G with the score! (Yes, he wore a mask but took it off briefly for a quick pic.) Some for now and some for the freezer!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU!
Yes, it’s 2020 and even though we won’t have a full table this year and our hearts are tender… our hearts are also full of love for family and friends. We are grateful for you!
We pray for the day we can gather together again! It will take many, many gatherings before this hole in my heart is filled up and I vow to NEVER EVER take gathering with my loves for granted!!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻
This Thanksgiving and every Thanksgiving we give thanks and put our trust in the One that sustains us in all times – good and bad. He never changes.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34