Stray thoughts….

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#1. We’re spending Thanksgiving Day with friends this year and along with my luscious crabmeat toasty appetizers and a cappuccino mousse trifle dessert, I was asked to bring… are you sitting down?

Green bean casserole. 🤢

While I’ve been known to make that abomination (for certain spouses who shall remain nameless) I can’t say I’m a fan. So I searched high and low for a recipe that would make it more palatable.

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I found one for the crock pot that sounded much better than the original. Fresh beans, fresh mushrooms, heavy cream, fresh garlic and thyme etc.

It was a bit of a pain to make and littered my kitchen with dirty dishes… but thankfully I did a dry run a few days ago before I served it to the group.

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Sadly, the trash can was the only appropriate place for it. Blech! How something so promising could taste so horrible is beyond me.

I shall now be making the original bowl of slop that everyone expects.

Clearly it can’t be improved.

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#2. I heard that Paul Rudd had been voted Sexiest Man Alive in People magazine. I can’t say I agree, but I won’t argue with this logic:

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#3. I believe I have officially reached the point of no return on the less than graceful decline into old age. I know this because the only way I can remember to add a song to my iPod is to take a picture of my car radio when it’s playing.

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And yes, I said iPod.

Told you I was old.

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33 thoughts on “Stray thoughts….”

  1. I happen to be a big fan of that “abomination” and am adding it back to the Thanksgiving rotation this year after a break of several years. Tara agrees with you, though, so I’ll be the only one eating it. ASK ME IF I CARE.

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    1. I’m a fan of said green bean abomination as well, but so are all three of my boys and not one year goes by that it’s not gone by the end of dinner. Just saying, Spam, hell to the no, Green Bean Abomination, totes!

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  2. I am still stuck in the Discman Era, so Ipod is like what, a 42 generation leap? I heard they had green bean casserole at the very first Thanksgiving, but, alas, not the second. Why could we not learn from the freakin’ Pilgrims and Indians?

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    1. I hate to upset anyone, but there were no Indians in North America for that first feast that we regret ever having been so nice neighbours to white conquerers. Indians live in INDIA! Your using that term is just another instance of colonialism, and it would be appreciated if it were never misused again!

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      1. That is a whole ‘nother matter, but you are wrong! In whatever language people were speaking, Cree, Apache, Seminole, there was a word for TURTLE ISLAND. We may have not known we were on a continent, that being an English designation, but we knew our world was an island in the universe, and it definitely had a name!
        America is a colonial word that has nothing at all to do with us!

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  3. I’m making green beans this year but it ain’t gonna be that mess. I’m doing mine hillbilly style, cooked all day in an iron pot with a big greasy ham hock floating around in it. This satisfies my Appalachian sensibilities. It may well not do that for anyone else and I’m really trying to care, but at the end of it all I’m on the home field and those carpetbaggers can just get over it.
    When People magazine has a sexiest fat old man alive issue I will consider myself to be included in the conversation. Until then I will continue to mourn the end of legitimate journalism, which is to say the Weekly World News. BAT BOY FOREVER!

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  4. Well you know my opinion of green bean casserole. Not a fan, but if it’s the price of admission then so be it. The crabmeat toasty appetizers sound great though. As for Paul Rudd being the sexiest man alive I don’t get it either. Not that it matters

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  5. Lol… I take pics of anything I’ll want/need to remember later. Instead of songs, mine us usually comedians on the canadian comedy channel.

    Sun night I saw a 90s movie where Paul Rudd was supposed to be too young for Michelle Pfeiffer. He looked exactly like he does now. And IRL, he’s only 11yrs younger than Michelle, not the 25 or so they acted like (I didn’t actually watch and have no idea how old the characters were supposed to be).

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