Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Not Yo' Momma's Green Bean Casserole

Here's one of the dishes on the Eggface family menu tomorrow.

Forget the mushroom soup. This version of Green Bean Casserole is soooo much better. The addition of Trader Joe's frozen spinach artichoke dip makes a creamy and flavorful sauce that beats the classic cream of mushroom soup version hands down.

Shelly's Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole

8-10 slices of Bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 - 24 oz. bag Frozen French Green Beans
2 pkgs Trader Joe's Frozen Spinach Artichoke Dip
3/4 cup Milk (or half & half)
Freshly ground Black Pepper to taste
1 cup Fried Onion Pieces

Cook bacon. Let cool and crumble. Steam green beans till not quite done. Set aside. Prepare frozen spinach artichoke dip according to directions and then whisk in milk (or half & half) until smooth. Combine green beans, bacon, dip mixture, and a twist or two of freshly ground black pepper in a large bowl. Pour into a large casserole dish. Top with the fried onions and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 20 - 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Have a wonderful Turkey Day everyone (I'll be sure to take some FP and put up the rest of the recipes tomorrow night or Friday)

A Thanksgiving Blessing

May the sun bring you new energy by day.
May the Moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
May the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

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