Monday, December 01, 2008

Food: I like it

Thanksgiving is good for a lot of things--family gatherings, good sale prices, sweater weather. It's also good for a few of my favorite foods. Are they favorites because I only eat them 1-3 times a year? Perhaps. Either way, all I know is that I talk about them a lot and hound my Mom about it every year. "And yams? We're having yams right? You got the marshmallows? And the beans? Did you get the right beans? They have to be the right beeeeeans!"

So, as that may have tipped you off, two of my favorite T-Gives foods are green bean casserole and yams. And of course, the T-Gives Food Crown goes to pumpkin pie but that one is so expected I decided to focus more on the others because they are tasty.

I love these yams so much. They are pretty traditional and maybe boring that way but seriously, if it's not Baroque broke, why fix it? I know some people like big chunks of yams and that is good too, but these ones just melt like delicious yam-tasting butter.

Ahh...forkfuls of delicious creamy, crunchy beany goodness. First I have to explain something here. I always always always always make this with French cut frozen green beans but apparently Wal-Mart didn't want to please me because I couldn't find a trace of them. So I had to settle for the pedestrian cut green beans, which are not as good I realized. I like the slivers of green beans better than fat hunks of them. Anyway, it's still delicious and I wound up eating 75% of it myself. Also, cream of mushroom soup is the best thing Campbell's ever invented.

In summary: Thanksgiving foods are delicious and delectable.


  1. This is funny to me because these are the two foods we did not have at my Thanksgiving. Where was your lasagne!?

  2. It's because Walmart is evil, Julie, didn't you know that?

    LOVE green bean casserole. I've heard it's your brother's favorite too. Awesome!

  3. Food is yummy, I definitely agree. Alas, I didn't really miss the inclusion of these two dishes at Thanksgiving. But then, my mouth was too full of pie to miss much! :)

  4. First: T-Gives?

    Second: Did you notice that you come off a little spoiled in this rendition of your Thanksgiving splendor? "And yams? We're having yams right? You got the marshmallows? And the beans? Did you get the right beans? They have to be the right beeeeeans!"

    Third: Loving the Beauty & the Beast quote "if it's not Baroque broke, why fix it?"

    Fourth: funny, just funny. :)

  5. Ferskner: My lasagna is happening over Christmas! Thanks for reminding me so I have adequate time to get excited.

    Shelley: Good taste in Thanksgiving food runs in our family :)

    Marcue: We're not friends anymore. Just kidding...make me cookies!

    Chelsea: Yes, T-Gives! The best holiday abbreve ever. And yes, I am funny, thanks for noticing. ;)