I Didn't realize Everyone Didn't Eat Creamed Onions on Thanksgiving

@BelleStarr (38213)
United States
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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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Nov
My grandmother and my mother always made creamed onions also.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
26 Nov
Oh good, so we are not the only family who enjoys them.
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• Philippines
26 Nov
We only use onions for my corned beef, it's a good to eat these onions.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
26 Nov
I use onions in just about everything, I love the flavor they add.
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@TRBRocks420 (77498)
• Banks, Oregon
26 Nov
I never had this, but sounds good though.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
It is good if you like boiled onions.
@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Nov
It sounds good. I don't have anything unusual on my Thanksgiving table.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
What is your usual, it may be different from what we consider usual.
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov
@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.
@Juliaacv (30298)
• Canada
26 Nov
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.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
26 Nov
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?
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@Juliaacv (30298)
• Canada
26 Nov
@BelleStarr They hail from the Flemish side, as do my mother's people.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
26 Nov
@Juliaacv That is the area we usually visit, I love Ghent and Bruges. I have even sang in church in Flemish lol
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@DianneN (78056)
• United States
27 Nov
I've made creamed onions, but I was the only one who loved them. Otherwise, I'm pretty traditional when I host Thanksgiving. This year, we had two fried turkeys and no oven roasted one. They were delicious!!!
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@DianneN (78056)
• United States
28 Nov
@BelleStarr We have a turkey fryer. My husband fries them with the boys in the driveway. It only takes less than one hour for a 14 pound turkey! Truly delicious.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
@DianneN My son has a turkey fryer but so fat we haven't used it for Thanksgiving yet.
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@DianneN (78056)
• United States
28 Nov
@BelleStarr Try one next year!
@DeborahDiane (21570)
• Laguna Woods, California
27 Nov
@BelleStarr - We have never had the creamed onions; we do the green bean casserole, instead. I also put tangerine slices in my cranberry sauce. I love the bright color combination and they taste well together.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
That sounds interesting, I would have never thought of tangerine with cranberry. I wonder if creamed onions is a New England thing?
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Nov
@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.
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@YrNemo (12657)
26 Nov
I never heard of creamed onions before until today. Very interesting. Sounds simple that dish BUT for the sauce.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
A basic bechamel is the simplest basic sauce, just a roux with milk and a little nutmeg. My mother was a great cook and she taught me to make a few basic sauces.
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@YrNemo (12657)
28 Nov
@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov
These sound really nice. I've never heard of them but I think we might be trying them soon.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
It is an easy dish, the hardest part is pealing the little white onions. lol
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
@BelleStarr That part would be my job as I am the kitchen hand and Vince is the cook.
@Courtlynn (66123)
• United States
26 Nov
Never heard of anyone else having that. Thats interesting.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
My best girlfriend serves it and it is a tradition in her family. Maybe it is a Connecticut thing.
@Courtlynn (66123)
• United States
28 Nov
@BelleStarr hmm maybe i dont know
@maezee (32269)
• United States
26 Nov
I cant say Ive ever had this! At my families Thanksgiving it would usually be turkey, some type of potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing and probably others.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
Yes that is typical but I have never had green bean casserole and I have to say it doesn't appeal to me at all. lol
@MarymargII (9747)
• Toronto, Ontario
27 Nov
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!
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
I do love brussels sprouts and I roasted some of them with balsamic vinegar for Thanksgiving.
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• Toronto, Ontario
1 Dec
@BelleStarr Ooh I usually roast them with a bit of bacon- must try the b. vinegar one time!
@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Nov
They look and sound really good. I have never had them.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
The onions are very mild s no harsh onion taste or breath lol
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
28 Nov
@BelleStarr very cool
@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
26 Nov
We make caramelized onions in my country, using the small white onions. Never heard of creamed onions. Anyway onions are usually not served on holidays.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
Do you leave the onions whole to caramelize them? We usually slice the onions to caramelize them. I do love caramelized onions especially on a hamburger.
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@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
28 Nov
@BelleStarr We leave the onions whole, we use very small white onions that are usually served with a meat roast.
@Shavkat (62551)
• Philippines
26 Nov
It is my first time to see this menu. Uhmm It looks yummy.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
Thank you , we like it.
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@Shavkat (62551)
• Philippines
29 Nov
@BelleStarr It's my pleasure to appreciate it.
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Nov
Sounds great. I have never had them although I love onions.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
Might want to give them a try, my friend puts cheese in hers, but we never have.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Nov
@BelleStarr .....it's all in your personal taste I think.
@Frenzys9 (176)
• United States
30 Nov
I’ve never heard anyone having these at the thanksgiving dinner table.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
1 Dec
I think they may be more popular in some parts of the country than in others.
@Daelii (5594)
• United States
30 Nov
I have never heard of that dish but I'd love to try it! I can't imagine thanksgiving without a green bean casserole!
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
1 Dec
I cant imagine eating green bean casserole lol I think it is the mushroom soup I find off-putting.
• United States
28 Nov
I don't make creamed onions but my mom always did when I was growing up. It's funny but my uncle (her brother) was just saying that he hasn't had creamed onions since he had Thanksgiving at our house many many years ago.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
They are traditional in this area, my hubs just loves them.
• United States
27 Nov
I've never heard of this dish before, but it's sounds interesting. I make a green jello dish that we intelligently named Green Stuff. The only other place I've seen this is at Furr's restaurants.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
28 Nov
I am more of a red jello fan but we rarely have it these days. What goes in your green jello.