Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away!
Usually turkey day in our home means spending the day away from family because we are all so far apart.
So I like to make dishes that remind me of my family and these two are on our Thanksgiving table every single year.
“Reminds Me of Home” Green Bean Casserole
Mom made this for Thanksgiving every year growing up.
When I was first married, I loved to cook and couldn’t wait to make this for Thanksgiving.
Even though we were going to mom’s, I wanted my house to smell like this casserole.
So I made an extra one before we left.
It’s not at all healthy so if you want, you could make it healthier by replacing the soup with a homemade base or using a whole grain bread.
Here is an alternate to cream of chicken soup.
As of the writing of this post, I haven’t tried it yet but I will before Thanksgiving, so I will let you know how it turns out!
*use the canned version, trust me. Oh and Aldi has non-MSG canned cream soups.
1) 2 cans green beans, drained
2) 1 can cream of chicken soup
3) White bread, to make crumbs
4) 1/2 stick margarine
Take the bread and cut up into little pieces (use 3-4 slices white bread). Melt ¾ stick of margarine in a sauce pan and add bread pieces to coat.
Mix green beans and soup together and place in a casserole dish (smaller than a 9×13). Top with the bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes. The longer the better as sometimes this doesn’t get heated completely through.
Uncle William’s Broccoli Cheese Casserole
I don’t remember who came up with this amazing recipe but it reminds me so much of my Uncle William as he loved this recipe so much.
He was a lifelong bachelor and the closest thing I knew to a grandpa since both my grandfathers passed away before I was born.
We make this for Easter too but it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without this dish.
1) 4 small packages of chopped broccoli (or 2 bags of frozen broccoli)
2) 2 rolls of Ritz crackers
3) 1 lb. velveeta, cut into slices
4) 2 sticks margarine
Cook and drain the broccoli. Crush the ritz crackers. ( Just cut a tiny hole in the cracker roll package and crush inside the package) Melt the margarine in a saucepan. Take off heat and add the crushed ritz. Layer each of the following in a casserole dish:
– 1/2 of the broccoli
– 1/2 of the velveeta
– 1/2 of the ritz
Repeat, making sure top layer is ritz. Bake @ 350 for 30-45 minutes.
And the leftovers?
Even more delicious.
These are down home and simple.
Comfort food at its best.
And nothing says Thanksgiving like comfort food.
That and Uncle Earl sticking his hands down his pants while watching football.
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