Sauteed thinly sliced mushrooms bathed in a creamy, garlicky bechamel. Fresh crunchy green beans, blanched. Crispy sliced onions. All baked to perfection.
|Last year's casserole, bottom left.|
Only not really. My attempt at gourmet green bean casserole (following my beloved Smitten Kitchen's directions) turned out alright. Merely okay. A little gloopy with oddly hard to eat, too-long green beans.
My sister's boyfriend, with a reputation as a gourmand, was meeting the family for the first time. I wanted to impress so I abandoned the tried and true, and attempted the high falutin'. Why? Whyyyyy?
That was last year and now I'm back to the traditional, Campbell's-n-French's green bean casserole. If loving canned soup casserole is wrong, I don't wanna be right.
All that is to say: Happy Thanksgiving, all!
Hope yours was damn fabulous. And if it wasn't, hope you survived.
Now, to decorate for Christmas!!
- Green bean casserole SACRILEGE
- It's complicated: Why I prefer to forget Thanksgiving
- Thirdsgiving and other things
- Thankful type things
- Confessions, volume IV, Thanksgiving edition
- Counting my blessings
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