Step it up: The Green Bean Casserole



If the green bean casserole can’t be left off your holiday menu – think about stepping it up.  Make is from scratch and you get a version that is naturally lower in salt and other preservatives not too mention the taste is fantastic.

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving you can get fresh green beans, onions and your pick of mushrooms to add a spark to the holiday stand-by.    The Patch and Bohemian Well-Being Farm (Mr. Kim) will be at the Wednesday before Thanksgiving market.


This is the Alton Brown version with oven baked onion rings.

This food blogger’s version uses fried    and they sound really good

Th pioneer woman skips the onions but puts all kinds of interesting things in her casserole

And Emerile has his own version — he has an onion topping and lots of ideas for other things to put in this traditional Thanksgiving dish.