Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Green Bean Casserole

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.


  1. Nupur, you are on a roll! I am blog hopping after ages! Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the 4 days of doing nothing!
    I'll now go catch up on all your older posts I've missed!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to both of you, Nupur. I miss the turkey, mashes potatoes, green bean casserole and of course the pies. I usually cook a thanksgiving dinner for us here, but am too busy this year :(( Enjoy yourself to the hilt...

    Love, Shoots :)

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Nupur! :) As as for "nothing planned" apart from cooking, what are the bets that you'll be doing some knitting? :)

  4. That looks DELICIOUS! What is panko?

  5. I just bought my first can of french fried onions just to try. This recipe sounds delicious, will try soon. We are having a quite thanksgiving as well. I'm planning to make a thanksgiving meal just for the 2 (and 1/2) of us. Will try to post pics soon. Have a fun Thanksgiving holiday-- Enjoy!!

  6. You got my vote at the Indibloggies, Nupur. If you wont announce your candidacy, I'll just have to find out these things for myself! :)

  7. I voted for you, Nupur! I'm hoping that you'll win in that category. :)

    Enjoy your long weekend. I am a liitle jealous since I have to work tomorrow & Sat as well. My husband too has a break till Monday. :(
    I am enjoying these daily posts of yours. I read each and every one of them of though I seldom leave a comment.

    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

  8. I made another batch yesterday, so glad you did too! Have a lovely break ...

  9. Rekha shoban- It is a compromise between being healthy with the vegetables and rich with the cream!

    Shoots- Hello! Wish you were here! I hope you get to enjoy a good weekend since you missed the Thanksgiving holiday :)

    Shammi- Yes, yes, I'm knitting up a storm. Nothing to do but sit and knit all day. This is my idea of paradise :) Thanks for your vote :)

    Roopa- Welcome back! Good to see you again.

    Holly- It was sooo decadent and delicious :) Panko are Japanese breadcrumbs, really crunchy and yummy. I bought a jar of these from Whole Foods but they are sold in many stores. But you can use any fresh or dry breadcrumbs really.

    Pavani- This was one first can of French fried onions too :) Definitely something I would only buy once a year or so ;) What did you make with yours?

    TBC- Thank you, my dear :) Oh how sad that you have to go in to work but it just goes to show how hard-working and productive you are ;) Thanks for reading through my recipe marathon!

    Alanna- I haven't see you in a while but have been trying out a lot of your recipes!

  10. After our CK Thanksgiving can-mixing marathon, I *never* thought I'd see you make green bean casserole! And I double-never thought that green bean casserole would look tasty...

    Enjoy your mini-vacation!

  11. Bek- Hello :) Oh boy, that can mixing of green sludge with gray sludge! This recipe will erase your trauma :D give it a try!


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