The holidays would not be complete without green bean casserole. When we first went dairy and gluten free we went many years without this holiday staple. Then I learned to make a roux and I started making this casserole again without the French Fried Onions. And then, ALDI started making gluten free french fried onions and holidays dinner was complete!
Personally I like it if the green beans are still a little crunchy so I use fresh beans. Using can or frozen beans is fine too. The other ingredient that can be changed around is the onions. I like using dried chopped onions, the ones you get in the spice isle. These make me think more of the dried onion soup mix that I used before we started our gallery journey.
I hope this recipe helps make your holidays complete. – SB
Thanksgiving is approaching quickly and it’s time to start thinking about your menu, ok it’s actually past time. My family is not really too into the whole Turkey course and I am the only one who seems to enjoy stuffing, but it just isn’t Thanksgiving without them.
My planning usually starts on a post-it. I make a short list and definitely not the final menu I will serve that day. Starting with just the basics and then reflecting on 1. my schedule for the week before, 2. wether or not we will be having guests, 3. what help I will have with cooking. Help me to see what other dishes to add.
I am trying to get my kids more involved in the preparation of the food. They both enjoy cooking and have started to be really helpful when preparing big meals.
Have you started your Thanksgiving menu planning yet? Here is an article with an extensive timeline for Thanksgiving to help you get started. Turkey Day Timeline