Thanks to Jenny for her encouragement yesterday. I think we all found some inspiration there.
I discovered this recipe from my mom when I was going through some files. She called it "Company String Beans" because she made it when she had dinner guests, or had to bring a veggie side dish. It makes a nice alternative to the classic green beans/mushroom soup/fried onion rings standard, and it's what I made for Thanksgiving this year.
Company String Beans
3 pkg. French cut green beans, cooked & drained.
2 T butter
2 T flour
1 t salt
1 t sugar
1 t pepper
½ onion, grated
½ lb. Swiss cheese, grated
1 c. sour cream
Melt butter. Stir in flour, salt, sugar, pepper & onion. Cook for a few minutes to get rid of any 'raw flour' taste. Gradually add sour cream.
Fold in cooked green beans.
Put in a greased casserole. Sprinkle with cheese, then corn flakes. Dot with butter. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
And, as always, variations work fine. I can imagine this would be good with broccoli, too. Or another kind of cheese. Have fun.
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