Sunday, November 21, 2010

Working Mom's Recipe of the Week - Thanksgiving Special

Next week is turkey day! I absolutely love this holiday and all the great food. Because we only do it for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we make everything (I mean everything) from scratch. It takes a lot of time, which is why I started this weekend with cranberry sauce and baking the pumpkins for the pie. You can see both those recipes at my blog - Here is another staple of the Thanksgiving feast:

Basic Green Bean Casserole
Makes 8 servings
Time = 1 hr (30 min active)

2 T butter (not margarine)
1 small onion, diced
1/4 c flour
1 1/2 c milk
1/2 c buttermilk
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed

Melt butter in pan and saute onions until soft. Whisk in flour and then slowly whisk in the milk. Stir over medium heat until just thickening. Remove from heat and add buttermilk and the remaining ingredients to beans.

Steam the beans until just fork tender, then plunge into very cold water to stop the cooking. Mix the beans with the sauce and pour into a large greased casserole dish. Cover and bake at 350 f for 25-30 min or until bubbly.

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