This cute Fakesgiving infographic by Kidecals reminds me of a funny story.
To this day, my dad still brings up the green bean casserole incident. My office was having a potluck Thanksgiving celebration where each of the employees signed up to bring their favorite dish. I signed up to bring my favorite green bean casserole dish. Little did anyone know, I’d never made it myself – I just really liked it a lot!
I purchased all of the ingredients at the local supermarket and went home to start cooking. I don’t really remember what I did wrong, just that I definitely did something wrong. It was like soup – definitely not the green bean casserole I knew and loved.
I was totally stuck. I needed to bring my “signature dish” into the office the next day.
Morning came and I was totally stressed out. I had to act fast. The only thing that came to mind was to find it pre-made (and quickly). The first place that came to mind was Boston Market. They didn’t have green bean casserole BUT they did have creamed spinach that, in my mind, was comparable because it was green. When I called over to Boston Market and asked them for creamed spinach for 50, the lady on the other end started laughing so hard but proceeded to tell me that she knew this must be for an office party. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one “fakesgiving” it. She had received numerous frantic calls for help that morning.
Needless to say, no one knew it wasn’t homemade (I brought along a dish from home to transfer whatever I eventually found in to).
Source:Recipe For Best Fakesgiving Ever
Have you ever done a Fakesgiving? I’d love to know!
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