Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

green bean casserole

It’s time again for the green bean casserole to make its star appearance.

This dish was created by Campbell test kitchen manager Dorcas Reilly in 1955, using only  six ingredients: canned or fresh green beans, Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup, soy sauce, black pepper, milk, and French-fried onions.

The dish has indeed stood the test of time, and it is said that during the holiday season, an estimated 30 million households will continue to enjoy this family favorite.

It is also a favorite in our home. I prefer to stick to the original recipe, without any addition or variation. I’ve made it using both cooked fresh beans or canned beans. And somehow, the one made with canned beans always tastes better.

(Photo credit: kcur.org. )

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pumpkin pie aesthetic

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thanksgiving greetings

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harvest of gratitude

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attitude of gratitude

Blessings = barakah (Arabic) = berkat (Malay)

= Gratitude (universal)

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give thanks

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.”

–saying of the Hausa people of Nigeria

Happy Thanksgiving

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summer harvest

I'm grateful for the harvest from my garden this year.

pumpkinThere is beauty in simplicity. And that is the wonder of Thanksgiving. It doesn’t ask much of us besides giving thanks for the things that are precious to us….And maybe also gobble up some once-a-year food.

Gratitude is an attitude that has the power to enhance our lives. I like this quote on gratitude by Melody Beattie:

It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”

And so, this Thanksgiving, I am grateful for many things, including these:

  • Family and friends who are always there for me; and
  • Little” things that bring big joy, like a perfect cup of tea, a good book, a good conversation, and seeing that wide-eyed, magical look on a cat’s face.

Happy Thanksgiving

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