Give Thanks for Dorcas Reilly, An American Inventor

Ever wondered who invented green bean casserole? Meet Dorcas Reilly over at the BoFN.

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What are the things you associate with Thanksgiving dinner? Turkey, stuffing, salads, pumpkin pie, and green bean casserole? What would Thanksgiving dinner be without green beans, Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup and fried onions?

According to Campbell’s an estimated 20 million-plus American households will be serving it this year.

Did you ever wonder who created such culinary comfort food? Clearly someone so well named she ended up here on the Blog of Funny Names.

Dorcas Reilly worked as a supervisor of Campbell’s home economics department. A photo of her is not available in the public domain, but you can see her here.

When a call came from the Associated Press back in 1955 asking, “What’s a good recipe for a vegetable side dish that features common pantry products?” The only restrictions: it needed to have green beans and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup. Apparently in 1955 almost every household…

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2 Responses to Give Thanks for Dorcas Reilly, An American Inventor

  1. aplscruf says:

    Green bean casserole is always a hit at our Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for honoring Dorcas and her amazing legacy. What a career!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, T!

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