TM wanted to get together with his family for Thanksgiving too, so we host a group at his place Saturday. It was his event and his menu, but I did help out, including making green bean casserole (more on that in a minute).

The menu included:

  • Turkey breast
  • Ham
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes covered in marshmallows (TM”s sister made these and brought them)
  • Buns (his uncles brought these)
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Blueberry pie (his uncles also brought the pies, which they had purchased)
  • Alton Brown’s Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

I wanted to try making green bean casserole as a “real food,” and I found this recipe on the Food Network website. TM at first thought it wasn’t worth it to add so much extra effort to making this casserole from scratch, but in the end, he raved about it. It was very good.

The onions on top didn’t get as crispy as I expected, but they were still delicious. I made the casserole earlier in the day and we cooked it in a slow cooker, rather than taking up any oven space. We added the onions right before serving it.

The only other change I made was using frozen green beans, instead of fresh. I thawed them in a colander before adding them into the homemade mushroom sauce.