Green Bean Casserole

by Dye Mad Yarns


Green Bean Casserole is the funniest part of Thanksgiving dinner to me because it's origin as a dish was created in 1955 by Dorcas Reilly at the Campbell Soup Company. That's really it. It was a way to make a quick dish with two things that most American households had on hand - Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, and green beans. Few things seem quintessentially white American to me than a food created specifically to sell a product, but the Midwest loves its Lutheran binder. 

Also, In 2002, Reilly presented the original recipe card to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio! 

It became a Thanksgiving staple relatively quick, which is interesting to me because green, navy, kidney, and black beans are all native to Peru, and migrated north to the US by indigenous folks.

Green Bean Casserole, the yarn, is green with splashes of brown (for French fried onions) and grey (for those mushrooms)!

Green Bean Casserole is part of our Falliday collection, a portion of which will be donated to the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio. November is Native American Heritage Month. If you choose to participate in Thanksgiving event, we suggest taking steps to decolonize. You can become familiar with the indigenous tribes to the land you are guests on (, learn the real history of Thanksgiving, decolonize your dinner table, listen to indigenous voices, buy Nativeread books by Native folks, agitate for the end of racist sports mascots, or attend a Day of Mourning if there is one local to you. Recognize that although for many of us white folks, Thanksgiving is a family celebration, it is, at its core, an American celebration of genocide. 


Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool 
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% merino/20% nylon, single ply