Dorcas Reilly who died last month and received
many obituaries I saved three of them invented the green bean casserole
63 Thanksgivings ago and she called it The Green Bean Bake.
Signature ingredients the same as today: canned green beans
canned mushroom soup milk soy sauce and French’s fried onions.
Dorcas Reilly lived in Camden New Jersey, where she grew up.
Camden was the home of Campbell’s Soup and Dorcas worked
for them when she invented The Green Bean Bake. My Aunt Bessie
made The Green Bean Bake for Thanksgiving every year in the same
green dish. It was always devoured.