Thursday, November 24, 2011

Casserole Chefs

It was all-hands-on-deck this evening when making the side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. Evelyn made her corn casserole completely on her own this year. The only thing she needed help with was opening the cans of corn.When I told Evelyn that she would make her casserole all by herself, she balked at the idea. But once she got going, she realized that she really could do everything by herself...and she was SO proud of her delicious dish.
At the other end of the kitchen, Julia and I got to work on the sweet potato casserole. I set Julia loose with mashing the canned sweet potatoes, and she did really well.
Then we added all the ingredients that make this casserole un-healthy, like eggs, butter, milk and sugar. Oh, and let's not forget the topping - it's almost like a fruit crisp topping, it's so sweet.
Lastly, Troy was in his own corner of the kitchen, mixing up a green bean casserole. With all four of us working on different dishes, we assembled the three casseroles in about 20 minutes. With the ham out of the oven, resting, and the casseroles in the oven, it was almost time for Thanksgiving dinner!