It is that time of year again.  People have started talking about the abominable, alarming, appalling, atrocious, deplorable, depressing, dire, disgusting, distressing, dreadful, fearful, frightful, ghastly, grody, gross, gruesome, grungy, harrowing, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrific, horrifying, nasty, offensive, raunchy, repulsive, shocking, stinking, synthetic, tough, ugly, unpleasant, unsightly GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE.  

Oh goodness I just barfed in my mouth a little just thinking of it.  Whoever thought of the green bean casserole should be shot.  OK, maybe not shot, but how on earth did it become a Thanksgiving tradition in homes across America?  I have ban green bean casserole in my house.  It has never been in my house and never will be - I mean really, what is up with those crunchie onionie things sold in a can....

I do agree that green beans should be on every table across America on Thanksgiving and Green Bean Bundles are what have become tradition in our home.
2 pounds of fresh green beans, washed, ends cut off
6 strips of bacon cut in half and partially cooked
1 teaspoon Creole seasoning (I like Tony Chachere's)
Garlic salt
4 TBL melted butter
3 TBL packed brown sugar

Steam beans until crisp-tender in water seasoned with 1/4 tsp Creole seasoning.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
When beans cool enough to touch, wrap approximately 6-10 beans in the partially cooked bacon.  Place bundles in a baking dish.  Sprinkle bundles with garlic salt and Creole seasoning.  Pour melted butter over bundles and sprinkle with brown sugar.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until bacon is done.
11/21/2010 12:00:27 am

green bean casserole is pretty gross. i've only had to eat it once. and only because i am very, very polite ;) i'll have to shoot you the green bean dish that brooks' mom makes. it's AMAZING! and it has bacon too! lol. plus vinegar and sugar, i know it sounds weird, but it's pretty deign good. i'm tossing our brussel sprouts with bacon this year. saw it on Chopped and can't resist! :)

11/21/2010 06:00:16 am

I'm sending you a big batch of green been casserole ASAP! Your description of you barfing in your mouth made me do the same! BUT I do love your green been bundles! Those look yummy! I'm going to do those this turkey day!

11/21/2010 12:07:28 pm

OMG, I was thinking about your post from last year and was going to go and try to find this because I too am done with green bean casserole and actually wrote on my list, find the bundles Trish had in her pictures from last year! thanks!!

11/22/2010 11:17:34 pm

How long did it take you to find that many descriptive words? LOL I actually like gbc. But, this recipe is much classier and deliciouser. How'd ya like that descriptive word?

11/23/2010 10:59:45 pm

I hate to give away my secrets, but

LOVE your descriptive word. It rocks!

11/28/2010 12:22:33 am

Hi, these were a hit!!! We all loved them, I did some as green beans and some as asparagus!! thanks


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