Thanksgiving is in 2 days even though by my internal clock it feels like it should still be July of like 2007. This Thanksgiving is a big one, you guys. Sure it's my nephew's first, but that's not really what I'm talking about.
This year...my duties have been upgraded.
As you know, in past years my sister and I have been assigned "the relish tray". Pickles, olives. This is the extent of my mother's trust. Two years ago my sister got called up to the majors-dessert. At that time, I imagined a day I would be allowed near the kitchen in order to do more than just stir the gravy. That day has come. This year's assignment:
Green bean casserole
I don't need to tell you that this means a recipe, ingredients, oven time. This is it, you guys.
Now, is it true that I will be making this at my parents' house with my mother 3 feet away? Yes. As Johnny Virgil said, "It's like you're skydiving with the instructor attached to your back." Actually it's more like I'm just in one of those wind machines, attached to the ceiling by wires with a picture of a sky in the background. But no matter, there is an oven involved. The threat of injury still exists and the threat of ruining a Thanksgiving dish still exists...kind of. But not really.
By the way, I already had to call my mom from the grocery store to ask her about buying the right kind of green beans. Oh yeah. I'm ready.
Everyone wish me luck. Oh and while you're at it have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of love and family and friends and well made green bean casserole.