After years of hoarding this recipe in my bookmarks folder, I finally made it on the eve of Thanksgiving.
Recipe #36 is a Thanksgiving staple, green bean casserole. Alanna promised that this is the "world's best" and the recipe delivered! For one thing, only one can was harmed in the making of this dish (only fried onions, instead of fried onions AND canned green beans AND canned mushroom soup).
I followed Alanna's recipe closely, only making the following modifications:
1. I skipped the sherry since I did not have it on hand.
2. I used stems and caps of mushrooms.
3. I used mushroom stock in place of the chicken stock.
4. I mixed together the whole can of fried onions and a handful of panko for the topping instead of making fresh breadcrumbs.
With bright and crunchy green beans in a savory sauce, this casserole was wonderful to warm up a cold winter evening!
And starting tomorrow, I have a 4 day weekend. Don't get me wrong, I love going in to work every day, but...WOO HOO! What's even more unusual is that I have no social events planned during these 4 days, so I have all the time in the world to do nothing at all. What a delightful feeling. But cooking is on the agenda, and I'll be back with a new recipe tomorrow.