Born in 1955 Yet Forever Young, Green, and Crispy

Today give thanks to Dorcas Reilly, the intrepid team leader who toiled in obscurity in the Campbell Soup Company test kitchen.  Although she very modestly denies it, she is given the credit for developing the iconic recipe for Green Bean Casserole, known in our home by its acronym, GBC.  (We like all our iconic side dishes to sound like something recently discovered by the CDC.  It lends a frisson of excitement to dinner at our house that our guests have come to expect.) I’ve discovered that the rabid lovers of GBC are not to be trifled with.  They need their annual fix of the creamy/crispy soup & fried onion combo, and they will throw their own mothers to the wolves to get it!  I should have learned my lesson last year when we had a GBC accident.   You see, we always make 2 casseroles and accidentally left one in the oven overnight.   The oven wasn’t “on” all night, but there was great sadness when the lonely, gelatinous GBC was unearthed from its tomb.

I wish everyone a most happy Thanksgiving.  Please make taking a nap a priority on this holiday where our only obligations are to eat all we take and to give thanks for all that we have.


5 thoughts on “Born in 1955 Yet Forever Young, Green, and Crispy

  1. Wishing you a food-flaw-free holiday! Although GBC is not a staple of our holiday table (boys don’t much care for any incarnation of veggies, something to do with the Y-chromosome, I suspect) we’ll be having the rest of the usual standards. Have a lovely holiday 🙂

  2. This is my 50th Thanksgiving, and there’s never been one when I didn’t have warm hands, a full belly, and a few loved ones with whom to celebrate. For this I am truly thankful, and even more so if you Take-a-Napsters can all say the same. Hope it’s a great one, everybody

  3. we had a most wonderful, but “GBC-free” thanksgiving at my brother’s house. knowing the essentiality (is that a word? it should be) of GBC at this time of year, OWRP prepared a casserole full for our post-thanksgiving-thanksgiving at our house on friday. all is right with the world.

    1. Of all the left-overs consumed in the days post-Thanksgiving, GBC was the first to go. And there were 2 trays…. no man forgotten this time! All is Right With the World indeed!

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