The side dish I am making for dinner today is the often made fun of green bean casserole. It's easy but yeah...it does get boring. So each year I add or try something new.
This year we are starting with green beans, obviously, with the tips cut off.
There were so many beans to steam I had to do it in two batches.
After they are steamed, tip them in a bowl with cream of mushroom soup, salt and pepper and a bit of milk. Just free hand pour it to the consistency you like.
Fry up several strips of bacon, chop in to bits when done. In just a bit of the bacon grease saute minced garlic. This looked good...but needed something else. I wish I had chopped some mushrooms but...
Tip in a bit of Marsala..free hand pour. The aroma is wonderful.
Layer a casserole dish with some green bean mix and put in a bit of the bacon-marsala-garlic. Toss in grated Parmesan cheese. Stir gently.
In the other casserole I used cheddar cheese instead of the Parmesan. I just don't like the looks of this one at first but it tasted good. Still, the Parmesan was the better mix.
Here are some snaps of the meal and family.
The family shots are for Aunt Ellen and family :-) So you can see us all!
Sweet potato casserole, dressing and gravy, smoked turkey, cranberries, rolls and fresh pineapple.
Doug, Dad and Gregg - Mia and Barb
Cousins, Mia and Tristan
Gregg didn't really eat the gravy...I don't think so anyway......... Tristan did eat that pile of turkey though.
Mia made two pies...homemade - and they were incredibly delicious. I think she has a future as a baker.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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