Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thanksgiving Re-Deux!

Thanksgiving in the South has very consistent elements. Turkey and cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potato casserole, congealed salad, and desserts. We generally don't change this too much.

But since my Thanksgiving this year is going to a very small event, just me, my husband, daughter, mother-in-law, and brother-in-law, I'm thinking that the usual fare needs to be tweaked, changed, or maybe improved on, just to liven it up.

First up, the green beans. Had these recently and they are fabulous!!!! Don't get me wrong, I like green beans, but I have never been inspired to eat the whole bowl. But these are not your every day green beans. Make these and your kids will be fighting over them.

Wouldn't that be something! Keep the video camera handy.


3 cans of whole green beans,drained
1/2 cup of brown sugar
Garlic salt and pepper to taste
5 or 6 slices of bacon
Put drained green beans in a greased 13x9 in pan. Add brown sugar and stir. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Top with bacon slices.

Cook at 350 covered for 30 min. and uncovered for 30 min.

YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!!

Now, how to re-invent the turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, congealed salad, (already got this one, up next) and desserts, without straying from the required elements of the traditional Southern Thanksgiving menu.

Any suggestions, please let me hear from you.


1 comment:

SarahWhite said...

Oooooooh. That does sound good...I'll give it a try! You should check out Divine Domesticity (blog) as she has some good ideas.