November 21 and 22

French Fried Onions. What is it about onions, a bit of flour and oil that make me ga-ga over French Fried Onions? Today I will be making green bean casserole to take to my mom’s tomorrow for Thanksgiving. I always add extra FFO’s. Then, if no one is looking, I will eat the biggest one that is left in the canister. You do it too, I just know it. I can not be the only one that looks for the biggest one, or the one that has a bunch stuck together, or big ones with tons stuck together, and if I can’t find one, I will peel it off the top of the casserole. Sometimes, I will eat a whole handful. They are as bad as Lays potato chips. You just can’t eat one. It is impossible.

I will not be posting tomorrow, because I will be busily spending time with family, and well…so will you. So, have a great Thanksgiving. May your mashed potatoes have no lumps, your pumpkin pie have loads of cool whip, and your green bean casserole have extra FFO’s.

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20 thoughts on “November 21 and 22”

  1. Not really one for green bean casserole, my sister makes it and it isn’t one of her best dishes. Granted I should try someone’s else before I make the decision not to ever eat it again.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving we will be spending a quiet day, then off to a familiy reunion on Saturday.

  2. We do not make that greenbean casserole. I don’t even remember ever having those FFO thingies.

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, CC. I am thankful to have you for a friend. 🙂

    What?!?!! You have never had FFO’s? You have to go get some! Your girlies will love them!!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! Being thankful for our blessings from God is the important thing, isn’t it? Even if we can’t be thankful for FFOs. 🙂

    Personally, I can take them or leave them. And I don’t mind a lump or two in the mashed potatoes. But I get zealous when someone mentions cool whip…yuck! Give me REAL whipped cream any day!! Even if it has to be the spray out of a can kind. 🙂

    Cool Whip has its place, and that place is in Eclair Cake or Strawberry Pretzel Jello, or other desserts that require its chemicals and fillers to hold up…and that have enough flavor to cover up those chemicals. But on pie? No, uh uh, nada, nope…not happening.

    And I’m surprised that that future chef boy of yours doesn’t insist on real whipped cream. I thought chefs were purists about things like that. 🙂

    Isn’t it great to be blessed with so much abundance that we can quibble over the details of what to eat?! 🙂

    The boy does love his whipped cream, but sadly, I taught him to love cool whip too. 😳

  4. I actually want lumps in my “Homemade Mashed Potatoes”! I like them that way. Otherwise they are “Creamed Potatoes”. Those are good, too. I pretty much love everything about potatoes. Rice – not so much.

    Happy Thanksgiving – Everybody!

  5. We never had this dish when I was growing up. Not sure why because I do remember that green beans were served several times but more often than not we had corn 😀

    I do love those onions though 😆

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, ChocolateChic and family! I love the canned FFO’s, too. And yes, I sneak the largest one into my mouth. I usually love watching Alton Brown on FoodNetwork, but watching him make his green bean casserole kinda made me ill. His FFO’s were from scratch and looked WAY too oniony and WAY too little of the crunchy breading. The thing I like about FFO’s is that you can’t taste onion, it’s just deep fried goodness, ya know? Anyway, I’m off to prep my green bean casserole (the munchkin hasn’t ever had it-gasp!) and my turkey is brining now, so I’m almost ready!

  7. I love them and guess what…they hardly have any carbs!

    When I get them for the casserole…well…we ususally have a lot left and…well…guess what I do? Wonder if you got that from me? Probably not since I don’t remember making that casserole a whole lot.

    Anxious to see you all tomorrow Tanya. I love you.
    Love you, Mom

  8. Happy Thanksgiving. My dh and Mikayla are with you on the FFO’s. They love them and eat them year round. I absolutely love green bean casserole. And that is one of the things I will be making when we have our Thanksgiving on Saturday. I can barely wait for it.

    Hope you all have a great day!!!

  9. Never liked onions, but I love FFOs! I’m actually eating cooked onions now because of them!

    Happy Thanksgiving . . .enjoy your family and God’s blessings!

  10. Hmmmm …forgot about those FFO’s. An american friend educated me about them a few years ago. I wish I had thought of them!
    I’m in charge of the beans for tomorrow, but since I don’t have FFO’s, I will just add herbs and garlic and olive oil and those sliced flavored almonds that are meant to go on salads.

  11. I don’t much care for either the gr. bean casserole or FFO, except on a Zaxby’s salad. YUM!!
    Was the jewelry party a Premier Design? I love that stuff but a bit too expensive for me to buy. I had a party severval months ago and got quite a bit for free. It is good quality.
    Well, have a blessed Thanksgiving.
    Patty H.
    (givengrace-from the T2CHK board)

    Yes! Premier Design. Thanks. I just couldn’t remember.

  12. And I thought I was the only one eating those FFOs! LOL I feel so free now knowing that there are others eating them as they make the green bean casserole! I even bought an extra can this year. Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. I hope you all had a wonderful day with a table overflowing with FFO’s. (I have never heard of them, so I will take your word for it)

  14. Happy Thanksgiving Tanya! 🙂 I hope you are having a wonderful day with your family.

    I made green bean casserole for the very first time today because my youngest son requested it. We all enjoyed it a LOT and I thought of you when we made it. :)Tee hee hee!

    Have a wonderful day, hugs, Robin

    Did you eat an extra FFO or 2?

  15. I love the FFOs too! But I can’t make the casserole for my family because only DH and I will eat it. 😦 So I make it for church. 😉 I add Swiss cheese, sauteed onions and mushrooms, and pine nuts. And extra FFOs…while I nibble from the can. 😉

    Happy Thanksgiving! 😀

  16. I love your blog, read everyday! Your daughter is beautiful. I used to live in Strasburg, near which , I think, is near you. Now we are more north. I loved your pictures of Roscoe Village, I used to volunteer at Schoenbrun Village, have you been there? It’s really quite beautiful.
    I have been inspired by you all and begun a blog of my own. My sister that lives in Cleveland loves it. Especially after I put her picture up. I love seeing all of the blogger family’s picture. Your son seems like the BEST kid. You must have done it right!

    I have never been to Schoenbrun Village. My parents have taken the chips, though. Both of my kiddos are the best. Thanks. I appreciate those words.

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