Every year you gather with your family and friends on Thanksgiving and every year its the same dishes. There's nothing wrong with tradition but maybe you're looking to spice things up a little this year and add a new dish to the mix. It can be tough, with dietary restrictions and picky eaters, you want to make sure the dish will be a hit.

The Rockford Public Library is holding a "Food for Thought Recipe Swap" tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring samples as well so others can try the dish to see if it'll be a hit at their Thanksgiving dinner. Grab all the details on their Facebook page.

Here's a little family recipe my cousin introduced at our Thanksgiving dinner that has been a huge hit the last 10+ years.


Green Rice

1 package chopped broccoli

8 oz Velveta (diced)

1 chopped onion

2-3 chopped celery stalks

1 small box minute rice (1 1/2 cups)

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1/2 cup butter


Cook rice. Add soup and cheese to rice after cooked. Set aside. Saute onion, celery, and broccoli in the butter. Add all ingredients together. Place in casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.



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