As I sat down to a delicious Thanksgiving meal at my cousin Robert and his wife Sue’s home, I couldn’t wait for the turkey platter to be passed around. Sue is a very good cook and this year was no exception. She made two turkeys, one about 22 pounds and the other about 18 pounds. Talk about turkey heaven! I’ve yet to have a bad meal that Sue’s prepared…so it’s no hardship to accept their invitation.
And after I helped myself to turkey, I couldn’t wait for the green bean casserole. Thursday morning, I made three three-quart dishes of it. Trust me, that’s a lot of green bean casserole. We took two with us as our Thanksgiving dinner contribution.
Cousin Robert is also pretty handy in the kitchen. This year, he made a collard greens dish. I’ve never had collard greens before, but after having two helpings – I needed that second helping to make sure I liked collard greens, lol – I’ve got to tip my hat to the chef.
A garden salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash and stuffing rounded out a sumptuous repast.
The third dish of green bean casserole is in our fridge. We’ll have it with a turkey breast I’ve got defrosting, along with mashed potatoes and stuffing on Sunday afternoon to close out our holiday weekend. I can’t ever have too much turkey or green bean casserole.
The recipe below is the one I use for a classic green bean casserole and can be found online HERE. Follow the link on the Campbell’s website and you can also find several great recipe tips. The site says that green bean casserole “is the dish everyone is expecting on the holidays.”
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup or Campbell’s® Condensed 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 dash black pepper
4 cups cooked cut green beans
1 1/3 cups French’s® French Fried Onions
1 – Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.
2 – Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the bean mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining onions.
3 – Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.
Do you have a go-to dish you make for the holidays?
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