I Didn't realize Everyone Didn't Eat Creamed Onions on Thanksgiving
November 25, 2017 6:12pm CST
When I wrote my Thanksgiving post I talked about making creamed onions to take to my son's. My husband loves them and they have been on our Thanksgiving table every year for as long as I can remember. My mother always served them and since we only know what we know from our own lives I thought everyone served them. I make them with small white onions which I peel and boil and then place in a basic Bechamel sauce. Simple and quite delicious. By the way, I have never made nor eaten green bean casserole, it has never graced our Thanksgiving table. Do you serve any unique dishes at your Thanksgiving feast even if you have it on a different day and are from a different country? The sauce gets thicker when it stands a little.
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
@BelleStarr My usual is green bean casserole, sweet potato pie - made with brown sugar and topped with marshmallows and put in the oven to brown, fruit salad with cool whip, and a no bake pumpkin pie. I didn't have any of that this year as none of that is on my diet.
Now you've got me curious, I will have to research creamed onions a bit further, I'm sure that my husband would enjoy them also. Our family loves Carol, a sister-in-law's hash brown casserole. We all just adore it. I don't like it with our turkey meal that we have at Christmas, but I do make it other times of the year as our son and my hubby like it also. Our son has had me bring it to his place for Christmas morning brunch, in fact the last time I did that it was a couple of years before he returned my casserole dish-sons! Our family also enjoys red cabbage. Have you had that? Its a favorite amongst the Belgiums and my husband's family is no different. It needs to have a sweet-tart taste, which is achieved by boiling the red cabbage in a sugar and vinegar solution with a couple of Granny Smith apples cut up.
• United States
I love to eat red cabbage but I have never made it, it is served with German food here and I will say honestly I never saw it during my two vacations to Belgium. What I do remember are the best frites served with mayonnaise and waterzooi. My son in law has a Belgian ancestor, it is a country I really love. Are your hubs roots from the French or the Flemish part?
• Laguna Woods, California
@BelleStarr - Perhaps the creamed onions are a New England thing. I grew up in Missouri, lived 25 years in Texas, and now live in California, and I had never heard of them before. Interesting, the different foods which are popular in different parts of the country.
• Toronto, Ontario
I would probably love creamed onions and also have never had that famed green ban casserole which to me has always been an American side dish although I would love it too. Basically we love brussel sprouts, squash or sweet potato dish and maybe corn for the kids---who are now big adults but still spoiled--haha!