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Happy American Thanksgiving Day!

I know it’s late, but I have been busy celebrating.

If you want to know how we spent the day I think the quickest way for me to show you is by directing you to this post, “How To Celebrate American Thanksgiving In Canada”, I wrote for Life In Pleasantville. 

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Tom Turkey

It went pretty much according to plan, except we didn’t eat any pie! That is a travesty!

I have a friend in Texas who hosted a 100% pie Thanksgiving today. How amazing is that?!?

And here we are stuffed like the turkey with no room for pie. Oh! The shame! 

We’ll have to train harder for next year.

In the meantime, my unending quest for awesome American side dishes (You know they are amazing, right? Oh, you really must go read my post!) I asked my very best imaginary friend, Sheila (Hey Sheila!) for a recipe to share with you and being the awesome friend that she is she came up with this gem!

 

Sheila’s Corn Casserole
Shoepeg corn, 2 cans, drained
French cut green beans, 1 can, drained
Sour cream, 8 oz.
Slivered almonds, small pkg.
Chopped onion, half – whole (depending on your tastes)
Ground pepper, to taste
Grated cheddar cheese, sharp or mild,
1-2 cup Cream of something** soup (celery, mushroom or chicken.)
Mix it all up in a casserole dish sprayed with Pam
Topping
Tube of Ritz crackers, crushed.
Stick of butter, melted.
Blend crackers and melted butter and spread mixture on top of casserole.
Cook 350 for approximately 30 minutes, until bubbly and top is browning.
(Brown to your liking.)

 
Ta daa!
I am definitely making this side dish next year.
 

Pumpkin Patch turkey thanksgiving wreath

It’s late and I must sleep because Friday will be a very busy day.

I want to tell you a bit more about our Thanksgiving dinner conversation with Thing 1 and Thing 2, but it will have to wait until I have a bit more time. I wish I could tell you right now! I assure you I will share as soon as I can.

Thanksgiving dinner turkey stuffing dressing mashed potatoes carrots turnip rutabaga gravy peaches and cream corn

I will tell you all about Friday’s busy-ness tomorrow night. Promise!

Meanwhile, pie for breakfast!
I kid. I kid.****

How did you spend your Thanksgiving?
Did you double up on this holiday of gratitude?

What are you thankful for today?

 **Can you see now why I love Sheila?
***They all work. Celery is what original recipe called for.
****Kinda sorta.

5 Comments on Thankful Thursday: American Thanksgiving Edition

  1. I did not pie or turkey or corn yesterday. My American children were in school. We were all kinds of rushed about other things but on the other side, I Americanized my Canadian Thanksgiving by having my turkey on Thursday this year.

    • I made little Butterball turkey roasts. No bones. One stuffed, one not stuffed. Delicious and easy. No leftover carcasses to use up! It worked this year. I tried to get a fresh turkey and the price was astronomical. Nope. No can do. You know what I really need? A freezer. I just can’t figure out where I would put one in our space. I need Apartment Therapy.

      Meanwhile, Thursday turkey is great, isn’t it? Food for the weekend and no fuss on a Sunday! 😀

      Happy American Thanksgiving!

  2. We had stir-fried beef and broccoli with Chinese noodles yesterday – I did Canadian-American Thanksgiving ALL WRONG. No offense to Sheila, but ew. I can’t stand the texture of green beans. My friend was posting about her sweet-and-sour green bean casserole and… ugh, no. Just no. I’m also baffled with the sweet potato-with-marshmallow thing. Ah, to each her own.

    • Oooh! Yours sounds yummy!

      It’s okay. You can study harder for next year. 😉

      Sheila will not be offended. Sheila, like me, is happy-go-lucky and was just being super nice by sharing an ideal stereotypical awesome side. (Right, Sheila?)

      I love green beans from the garden and even frozen ones, but I am not a huge fan of canned. My husband loves French cut green beans. LOVES them.

      I *will* really make this side next year. I’ll let you know how it goes over. If you happen to be in town you are welcome to join us. You can bring beef and broccoli and noodles! 😀

      We always have a chair to spare. Honestly.

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