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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:37 PM
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Who's with me? 86 the Green bean cassarole this Thanksgiving
I did an informal survey last year. The general group think: YUCK!

I served fresh corn cut off the cob instead. I'm trying to start a nation-wide trend.

I think that I am going to love this group. :)
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:41 PM
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1. The Green Bean thingie
This is a recipe that is far better made with Broccoli. It's delish
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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:01 PM
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2. You mean that green bean and condensed soup with crumbled
tater chips on top? Loose it. The corn sounds much better.
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Polly Glot Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:09 PM
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3. I wouldn't mind ditching the green-bean delite but
honestly it's one of the very few dishes with vegetables that my hubby and children will eat!

For what it's worth, we use the french-fried onions from a can for the topping... I call them "crunchies" and sprinkle it liberally (no pun intended) on anything I can't get my kids to eat otherwise... now that I think about it I will pick up a 10-gallon can of crunchies and sprinkle it on their veggies until they reach adulthood!
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:27 PM
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4. they come in cheese-flavored now
knock yourselves out!
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Polly Glot Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:39 PM
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5. Ewwww!!!
But of course the family'd LOVE 'em!! :crazy:
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 02:47 PM
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11. If your family likes it, by all means keep on making it.
Why mess with a winning strategery? :)
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NamVetsWeeLass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 11:53 PM
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34. I make mine with From Scratch 3 mushroom soup
depending on what I can find I use Shiitake, Crimini, and Maybe white button shrooms for the soup, and I add a few things that people normally don't (read: everything is better with a hint of garlic.)
I do the FF onion thing too, but I make them as well.
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DrZeeLit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:23 AM
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6. Yep... off my list this Thanksgiving.
I used to like it. But with all the other rich food, I just don't need more "goop."

I'm in for fresh string beans.
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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:35 AM
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7. I usually serve both
but didn't put up enough corn this year- used the last 2 bags last month...

Of course, the GBC is popular with my family so that probably makes a difference, too.
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kayell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 09:16 AM
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8. I hate that thing, but my daughter LOVES it. She makes it, not me.
*shudder*

I'd much rather have some good smoky flavored collards.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 09:27 AM
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9. I always see that on TV
but I've never been to a Thanksgiving dinner where anyone ever made that! Same thing with the yam dish with marshmallows in it. Was it that all about? :)
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lakemonster11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 03:12 PM
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12. Me nether.
I've never seen Green Bean Casserole, but I hear people go on about it like it's a ubiquitous holiday tradition. My family does make "the yam dish with marshmallows in it," though.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 03:22 PM
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13. Is it good?
We make yams, but not the kind with marshmallows. I've always wondered about it. My parents are Italian and the idea of putting candy on top of vegetables totally freaks them out. :)
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lakemonster11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 04:18 PM
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14. It's good,
but I like yams without the marshmallows, too. Some people get it way too sweet. We keep it toned down.

Tonight I'm making sauteed sweet potatoes with rum. It's a new recipe, but I have high hopes. I'm hoping the way to a certain gentleman's heart is through his stomach...
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hippiegranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 11:48 AM
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43. sweet potatoes with rum?
how about you hook us up with THAT recipe?!?
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lakemonster11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 12:58 PM
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44. Here you go!

Rum-Kissed Sweet Potato Saute with Pecans and Cranberries

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons dark rum
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted
1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1) Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sweet potato slices and season lightly with salt and pepper. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook, turning occasionally, until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

2) Add the rum, cranberries, pecans, brown sugar, and allspice and cook for another 2 minutes, turning gently to combine. Taste to adjust the seasonings. Serve hot.



This recipe is from Robin Robertson's The Vegetarian "Meat and Potatoes" Cookbook.

It turned out pretty well when I tried it. I hope you like it!
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 06:26 PM
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30. Yeah, we do that
Hubby started it right after we got married. He piles on the butter, brown sugar and tops it off with the big marshmellows. He says it's not thanksgiving without it :eyes: I gave up on talking him out of it ten years ago.

I saw a great recipe on Food Network I think he might like and it doesn't look nearly as bad as I think this does. They used whole yams, baked them, split them open after they were done and then added pecans, brown sugar and the small marshmellows. It looked better and I might be able to get him to consider that instead.

I hate the other because there's usually some left over and I wind up dumping it.
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lakemonster11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-04 03:22 AM
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35. We definitely use the small marshmallows.
It's been my job to arrange them on top of the sweet potato casserole ever since I was a tiny little girl. My mother used to tell me that I didn't have to be so picky about it, but then I was gone one year for Thanksgiving, and apparently my dad just dumped them on top and it looked awful. I use concentric circles, though I don't really have as much patience for it as I did when I was five or six. ;)
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Hans Delbrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 08:32 PM
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32. Same here!
Well, my Mom's Italian and my Dad's Scots/Irish from Georgia. But, still, neither of them grew up putting candy on vegetables or making green beans w/ canned soup.

I've never had either - I'm sure I'll go to my grave w/ that record intact. I find both items rather "frightening" yet I'll eat dried cod, squid, eel, chicken gizzards (yadda yadda yadda). I guess it's all what you were raised on.
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curlyred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 09:53 AM
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10. it's better if you make it from scratch
Caramalized onion with a little balsamic for the topping....fresh little green beans sauteed in butter and garlic. Home made cream of mushroom soup.

Now THAT'S a green bean casserole.
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SW FL Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:44 PM
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15. My family prefer fresh French green beans
steamed with just a little Smart Balance and spices.
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Mallifica Donating Member (203 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 08:51 PM
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16. I love the green bean casserole!
I know it's not the healthiest, but my Mom's been making it since I was a kid, and I only eat it at her house so it's nostaligic. She makes it with french-cut beans and fried onions . . .
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helnwhls Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 10:59 PM
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17. You are fishing for
Edited on Tue Nov-16-04 11:03 PM by helnwhls
FLAMES



surely you know that any dish prepared with love in so many households at this time of year is elevated far beyond the pale of mere palatability. This dish is essential for this time of year. Liken it to the British Xmas pudding.

And if it has the french onion things on top and you bake it in shallow oval dish, I like it.

:9
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 11:25 AM
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20. I served it for years based on that tradition assumption
Then I got to noticing it was largly untouched, I cant help but noticing it gets even gloppier as a leftover and that it looks right at home in the trash can.

Last year I made a few discreet inquires of impending guests. Reply: wrinkled noses. Nobody wrinkles their noses at anything else I serve. Last year I substituted corn, fresh off the cob, also wild rice. Many compliments. Tableside discussion was in general agreement: GBC, adios!
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harper Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 07:49 AM
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18. We're ditching it
My family is infested with type II diabetes, so we're cutting carbs this thanksgiving. We're still making Mom's wonderful cornbread stuffing, but are cutting some of the other traditional (for our family) dishes. Our menu: Turkey and dressing, huge fresh spinach salad, mashed potatoes and gravy (for the non-diabetics), fresh asparagus, fresh cranberry salad and hot rolls. Probably will have a fresh veg and fruit platter also. Don't know about dessert...I hate pumpkin pie so I'll probably do without.
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cmf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 10:33 AM
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19. I love green beans, but I hate that casserole (barf)
I will serve fresh green beans with garlic and lemon at TG this year.
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 11:37 AM
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21. I hate the stuff, but everyone else loves it.
Same with stuffing and pumpkin pie.
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MI Cherie Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 12:59 PM
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22. Something a little different ...
I use Cream of Celery soup with green beans. Layer it with cheese (Cheddar - Jack - Mozzarella). Toss some crumbled bacon on top.

It also works well with broccoli and cauliflower, which on top of rice is good, too.

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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:25 PM
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23. Here is a good alternative Green Bean Dish- won raves last year
Edited on Wed Nov-17-04 02:25 PM by Beaverhausen
http://sidedish.allrecipes.com/az/CmpfirGrnBns.asp

really easy and good! I used fresh green beans.

These directions are for taking them camping but you can adjust the serving as you wish.

Campfire Green Beans

INGREDIENTS:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 cup slivered almonds
3 (14.5 ounce) cans French-style green beans, drained
salt and pepper to taste

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DIRECTIONS:
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in olive oil, then mix in onion, garlic, and almonds. Saute until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.

Stir in green beans and season with salt and pepper. Cover skillet with lid and cook for 3 minutes, stirring a few times so mixture doesn't burn. Transfer mixture to a shallow dish and place in refrigerator to cool.
When cool, pack into a resealable bag.
At campsite, heat a skillet over the fire or camp stove, dump in contents of bag, and cook just until heated through.
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 03:43 PM
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24. My family has never had the green bean thing
It looks disgusting on TV.
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Katarina Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 05:33 PM
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25. Not here.
I've been cooking Thanksgiving dinner for 20 years for my family and have never fixed it. It just looks nasty. We usually have french cut green beans, baby carrots and corn. Last year instead of corn I fixed a brussel sprouts recipe from the barefoot contessa on the food channel and they were a big hit so I think I will do them again. I have kids that actually like brussel sprouts! (I hated them when I was growing up).
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 08:25 AM
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26. can't do it, there'd be mass mutiny on the good ship lollipop here
kids love it, go figure??
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Dem Agog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 09:10 AM
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27. Oh God No!
I do green bean casserole & the corn! :D

I found a "green bean casserole" kit at Costco yesterday. All the cans required for this canned food overload of a dish - enough for two of them. :D
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 12:38 PM
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28. I've never had it, I can live without it
It was a commerical that came out a few years ago and then everyone acts like it's what you have for Thanksgiving which doesn't make any sense, most of the time I was growing up you couldn't even get fresh green beans this time of year.

Where I live the vegetables in season now are the winter squash, greens and brussel sprouts which I love. We always have 2 out of three of these selections on Thanksgiving. Southerners, especially black people, overwhelmingly opt for kale or collard greens, which just start to turn good when the weather gets cool. But our tradition has always been the brussell sprouts, because I love them, and winter squash, such as butternut.

When I fix green beans I make them Schewan style.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 01:40 PM
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29. Ugh, the dreaded gray beans. My GF ADORES it. I cook
everything else, and she brings that up to her sister's anyhow, so I'm spared.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 08:02 PM
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31. For Real! It Always Looks Like It's In Black & White...
throwback veggie mush!! The version I've had is cooked to death. I don't understand those cans o'onions, they exist just for this one thing that every hates once a year!
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 11:08 PM
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33. Yes! b/w is a perfect description!
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Baja Margie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-04 03:26 AM
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36. YIKES ! BOYCOTT THE GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE !!!
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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-04 12:59 PM
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37. I hate the commercial
that aired last year where the whole family brought it and you saw nothing but green been casserole on the Thanksgiving dinner table.

It's alright but I'd rather have a second helping of stuffing or save some room for pie.
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Groggy Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-04 01:30 PM
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38. I love it!
I had it for the first time a few years ago when I got married and my mother in law made it. I love it! The first time I made it myself it didn't turn out so good, but now I have perfected it! LOL
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Spock_is_Skeptical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-04 09:57 PM
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39. I am with you 500%
Green bean casserole is disgusting.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-04 10:53 PM
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40. I have no idea why this is such a big thing
My mother made it one year, when we had lots of company, and it ended up sitting in the refrigerator getting moldy. I think I'm going for broccolini. I did that once and it was a pretty big hit, even among non-vegetable eaters. :-)
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-04 05:34 PM
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41. Sounds good to me.
We prefer broccoli and sugar-snap peas and brussels sprouts to the green beans, anyway.

Now, I've already 86'ed the entire thanksgiving line-up, but I'll gladly remove said recipe from all future meals. (Nasty stuff.)

Pcat
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Neecy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-04 05:44 PM
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42. oh, my
I'm having my sister and her family over for Thanksgiving, and I saw her yesterday (after having read some of this thread). I asked her a bit about menu choices, and when I got to the vegetable she immediately responded that she wanted....yes, you guessed it...THE DREADED GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE.

I've never made one, but I guess they're so basic you'd have to be an imbecile to mess it up. Watch my back, folks, I'm goin' in...
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 07:01 PM
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45. i am planning Green Bean Almondine
can i get a pass on that?
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-04 09:38 AM
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46. Blasphemer!!
Edited on Wed Nov-24-04 09:39 AM by Jeff in Cincinnati
What, are ya tryin' to start a flame war here? Huh? Huh?

You want a piece of me?!

Edit: And you thought this stuff only happened on the "Guns 'n Ammo" board.
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-04 12:33 PM
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47. I HATE that green bean crap!
It happens every Thanksgiving someone brings that slop. :puke:
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-04 09:07 AM
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48. I never liked that green bean casserole! blech!
I always make broccoli, cheese, and rice casserole instead. The only times I have ever severd the grean bean one is when a well-intentioned friend brought it along!LOL
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-04 10:22 AM
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49. MY version always gets rave reviews.. I'll keep it
I use cream of celery soup...bake the casserole and just before serving sir in some of the browned onions..then re-top with more and brown them before serving..

That dish is never leftover :)
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-04 12:20 PM
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50. My daughter made it like that this year
and it was the dish with the least amount left over!
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