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Old 10-30-2018, 04:07 PM
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We ate so many of these growing up. They were okay, but the memories surrounding the casseroles were much better.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:51 PM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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Dorcas Reilly, whose iconic green bean casserole dish graces millions of Thanksgiving tables each year, dies at 92

I didn't see this posted, and how can we let her passing go by without a tribute?

The test history card is fascinating!
RIP Mrs. Reilly. I've loved green bean casserole from the first time I tasted it at a potluck in the late 1980s. Just had some last week at a cafeteria that I went to for lunch
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Old 10-30-2018, 11:34 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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It is not a dish I grew up with, but I have had it several times in adulthood and I like it very much. RIP.
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:55 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I eat it once a year at Thanksgiving when my niece brings it. It's not something I would ever make as I don't eat canned vegetables except for this.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:09 AM
 
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Interesting article, terrible side dish. Canned green beans are disgusting, and canned cream of mushroom soup is not very tasty either. I think you had to grow up on this to like it.
If you use fresh green beans and make a sauce with a few varieties of fresh mushrooms, caramelized onions, shallots, and some fresh herbs it is really good.

But canned vegetables and canned soup aren’t healthy or tasty.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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We always have it for thanksgiving. We make it as directed and everyone loves it. We call it, “ the dreaded green bean casserole”. I use frozen green beans. I tried to eliminate it, but then I acquired a DIL who had never had it, and she loves it, so I’ll always make it.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:54 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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If you use fresh green beans and make a sauce with a few varieties of fresh mushrooms, caramelized onions, shallots, and some fresh herbs it is really good.

But canned vegetables and canned soup aren’t healthy or tasty.
I don't think that's the point, though, or that anyone who eats it at Thanksgiving is fretting over "healthy". As you read, it's a dish concocted by a canned food company in the 1950s to promote their products. It's a childhood favorite and a tradition in some households. Tasty is subjective. I find it tasty, but once a year is sufficient.

Two years ago, I made a vegan version of it with fresh beans, mushrooms and onions, and cashew "cream" for Thanksgiving. It was a pain to grind the cashews, but most people liked it.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:58 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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We always have it for thanksgiving. We make it as directed and everyone loves it. We call it, “ the dreaded green bean casserole”. I use frozen green beans. I tried to eliminate it, but then I acquired a DIL who had never had it, and she loves it, so I’ll always make it.
Yes, I think whoever makes it in my family switched over to frozen green beans years ago.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I don’t care for canned vegetables or canned soup, but I have been making a homemade version of this recipe for years.

I use fresh green beans, a mushroom gravy with fresh mushrooms, shallots, and caramelized onions. Even people who don’t like the classic green bean bake love the homemade version.
You must have a better recipe than my daughter, who is a good cook and who tried replacing the "original" (and I'm sure terrible for us) casserole with organic green beans, homemade mushroom gravy, and organic onions which were sauteed. It was awful. Afterwards, we didn't say anything to her but she piped up, "Next year I'm going back to the classic recipe!" and we all said "YAYYYYYY!!!!!!"

I know it's full of sodium, non organic, not fresh, from aluminum cans, and all that jazz, but dang it, it's delicious in a bad way. We have it one day a year so I don't feel so bad. We also eat all sorts of other crazy stuff that day too. Don't get me started on the corn and cream cheese dish...

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Old 10-31-2018, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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That's exactly it. It's probably not something someone would start eating at 40.
We actually never had it growing up, but my daughter's midwestern husband did, and he demands it on Thanksgiving. So it's been incorporated and I hate to admit it but I think it's really tasty. In an awful sort of way. It's chock full of things I never eat any other time of the year.
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