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.