Hi all. For years, My Mother in Law has made her famous "creamed cheesy pearl onion casserole" for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now that she is older, I am the one who has taken over hosting those holidays. It is a REQUIREMENT that I make her onion casserole. everyone loves it, and it does not seem like the holidays without it.
Her Creamed Onion casserole involves using a couple cans of Diamond Brand Pearl Onions. But last year-- for the first time-- none of the stores in the Seattle area carried the canned pearl onions. Horrors! I looked everywhere!
I tried fresh pearl onions for Turkey day. They were a "bear" to peel, etc. and the family said "no, this is NOT the right casserole- does not taste right". So at Xmas, I tried the frozen pearl onions... and the family said "no, this is NOT the right casserole-does not taste right". My mother in law was so upset that I did not carry on with her "correct" casserole.
So HELP! My grocer said he MIGHT be able to order them this year, but he needs an address, a website, or a phone number for Diamond - I tried to google same and came up with nothing. I am sure that the brand was Diamond (or Maybe Diamond A)-- the can was purple or lavendar.
Does anyone have a can on hand? Or would someone look to see if your grocery store actually stocks said item? If so-- can you PLEASE let me know a phone no., an address, or a website from the can?
OR: would anyone be willing to SEND me 5 or 6 cans? and I would send you $$$ first.
I NEED to have the "right onions" this year for the traditional onion casserole to make my family happy.
Thank you so much for any help on this......