It’s so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner…as in next week. Where has the time gone? Before I know I’m going to be putting up Christmas decor throughout my home, playing Christmas music, and drinking eggnog. However, before we fast forward through the next few weeks, we need to be sure to try and slow down time and enjoy all of the wonderful parts of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Every year, I love to host Thanksgiving at our home. Spending the day in the kitchen cooking all sorts of festive and wholesome dishes while my family and friends are just a few feet away in the living room spending time with each other makes my heart so full. I usually pour myself a glass of wine and prepare dish after dish while my family and friends watch football and snack on appetizers. When we all come together at the end of the day to sit around the table and enjoy the feast, there’s nothing better.
When it comes to preparing all of the Thanksgiving dishes, it can be so easy to just open a can, pour the contents into a bowl, and heat up the dish until the mixture is warm and bubbly. I mean, you’re cooking an entire feast. Who has time to bake and cook from scratch?
There are definitely shortcuts you can use to help get food to the table and to the masses on turkey day at a decent hour. But why skip over the freshness? Using shortcuts while using fresh ingredients is possible. Trust me.
As you know, I’m all about simplicity. That’s why I’m sharing with you this simple and flavorful Fresh Green Bean Casserole recipe. Imagine making homemade mushroom soup and fried onions from scratch. Does that have you scared? I promise it only takes a few minutes and the flavors and smells that emanate from this dish are unbelievable.