I LOVE Green Bean Casserole. I made it last night for dinner and for dinner two days before that. I'm a little obsessive about my cravings. I used the traditional recipe on the French's fried onions can (but with canned beans instead of frozen) and added 1/3 cup slivered almonds to it. And it was sooooooo yummy! You know what? I didn't even know you could eat Green Bean Casserole anytime of the year until my little sister Rachel told me she makes it all the time. So thanks Rach!
One year for Thanksgiving we had my good friend Sylvia and her hubby and 1 1/2 kids over for dinner. While on the phone issuing the invitation, she offered to bring something. I told her, "No, don't worry about it." Eventually she convinced me that she'd bring Green Bean Casserole. When I got off the phone with her I told Danny that she was bringing Green Bean Casserole.
Danny: Um honey? I don't think she knows what that is.
Me: Actually I think she does.
Danny: That's just your family's tradition. It's not something everyone has for Thanksgiving.
Me: Oh really? Well, Sylvia's the one that offered to bring it. I didn't ask her. So it must be her family's tradition too.
Imagine Danny's surprise when he saw Thanksgiving commercials for it. I like to tease him about it sometimes. It keeps him humble, you know? That and the scrambled egg sneeze of '98. But that's a story for another time.
So, anyhow, to make a long boring post even longer, I have a request for y'all. What does your family do to Green Bean Casserole to make it even more yummy?