Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Green Bean Casserole.......


Flashback to Thanksgiving 1993.....Jamie and I had been married for a few months and we were going to our first "married Thanksgiving" at his Sister's house.  His Sister asked me to bring a dish to share with everyone and I was so excited to be bringing something to Thanksgiving dinner.  I was a little nervous because it was our first holiday as a married couple with his family.  I decided to bring the staple dish that I had grown up with....green bean casserole with french onions on top.  You all know it, you all love it, you've all had it...right!!??  Yes, no, maybe so?  Well we got to his Sister's house and I proudly brought in my green bean casserole.  I set it on the table, took off the foil, and waited for everyone to dig in.  After we said a prayer everyone started to dish up all their food from the table.......everything but my casserole that is.  =(  So I thought hmmmm, why is nobody eating my green bean casserole?  This is a favorite at my house...what's up?  I was starting to get a little hurt as everyone dished up and walked right by my beans!  Whatever...I proudly filled my plate and ate those beans up!  However, I was the only one!  Apparently black folk don't like green bean casserole.  Who knew!?  The funny thing is after that holiday meal, I was given the task of bringing the rolls and the soda going forward, yes you heard me...rolls and soda....pretty impossible to screw up right!? My green bean casserole has been the holiday funny ever since.  Good thing I have a good sense of humor!  At first it hurt my feelings but now I can really look back and laugh.  One more thing to adjust to in a mixed marriage....getting used to each other's traditions big and small.   This year we will be at my family's house for the holidays and you better believe I 'm going to eat some green bean casserole!   =)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny story,Amy. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
-Heather

Amy said...

Heather I just couldn't believe nobody wanted to eat it! At my parents house it is gone in a minute!!! I soooo didn't get it! So now and forever it is the joke at all Jamie's family get together's. =) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Have a wonderful day!

Amy

2nd time poster, lol... said...

Uh, yeah...Jamie should have told you that for the most part, we don't do green bean casserole, lol! That's great that everyone has a good sense of humor about it!
Happy Holidays!

Amy said...

2nd Time,

Who knew!? The funny thing is when I talked to my relatives up North yesterday both in Oregon and Washington they were all making green bean casserole!! Hilarious! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays to you as well. =)

Amy

Anonymous said...

Loved LOVED your blog about the green bean casserole..my mother had a similar issue showing up to my dads familys house with mashed potatos.

Alex

Amy said...

Alex,

That is so funny that you say that about the mashed potatos! I had the same thing with Jamie's family! =) They do potato salad and sweet potatos but no mashed potatos and gravy! I couldn't believe it! Who doesn't have mashed potatos and gravy on Thanksgiving!?! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs....
Amy

Teri Cohen said...

WOW Amy - I thought that I was the only one who made that mistake and I was clueless too, because we ALWAYS had green bean casserole lol !!!! You make me feel better =)

Amy said...

Teri,

The green bean casserole will be the forever joke now at all holiday gatherings! However guess what I made at MY parents house on Christmas......yes....green bean casserole!! It was d'lish!!! Guess who didn't eat it....Jamie and Tatiana! LOL!