Thursday, November 23, 2006

Turkey and Yarn

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I'm pretty excited about today. Outside of summer vacation and Christmas, Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year because I love food just as much as yarn. This Thanksgiving, I'm staying in Michigan and going over a friend's house for some good food and good times. Sadly, I won't be able to see my family, or eat the Guyanese food I've grown up with (Guyana is the only English speaking country in South America as were ruled by the British till 1965 when it got it's independence).

Right now I'm working on some baby sweaters for a coworker. Pictures later (my friend is asleep on the couch right now and I don't think he'll be happy to be awaken by my camera flash or clicking noises). The yarn is Knitpicks Swish in Red Pepper and Light Coral. At first I didn't like the colors together but knitted up in simple stripes changed my mind.

Anyway, I'm making a Green Bean Casserole. Truthfully, I've never even heard of this dish before until this year, while watching Food Network (one of my regular channels). Apparently it's as American as apple pie. It's pretty simple and easy to make but most people have told me that it taste great so I will attempt to be an American for a day and make this very traditional dish for a very traditional holiday.


gray la gran said...

i'm about as american as apple pie, but i've never made a casserole before! i am, however, making my first apple pie this year!
happy thanksgiving kelly :)

del said...

I hope your casserole came out great, but I've never eaten one of these. I see them ALL THE TIME around the holidays, but no one in my family makes it. Did you like it?

Kelly said...

In fact Del, my friends and I loved the casserole. It's so simple I would suggest that you make it for you and your family during the week on a normal day, not just the holidays. All you do is throw everything except the fried onions in a baking dish, bake for 30 minutes or so, put the fried onions on top, bake for another 5 minutes and your done. Simple, tasty, and good for you.

aquaknits said...

So sorry you couldn't spend the holiday with your family, but your casserole sounds like it was a big hit!

Thanks for checking out my CPH, yours looks like it's coming along nicely! Did you use the same color and yarn as in the pattern?

Kelly said...

Why yes Aquaknits. I did use the same yarn as the pattern called for. I loved the rustic look and color of the yarn and had to have it. This pattern is the only pattern I've ever knit where I didn't substitute anything. I like what is happening so far. Hopefully I will be finished with the sweater by this weekend.