Friday, November 25, 2011
swiss green beans
I have really fond memories of our first Thanksgiving in St. Louis. Our friends Camille and Rob invited us over for dinner and I'll never forget when our friend Steve walked in carrying a scale. He said it was tradition in his home growing up that everyone would weigh themselves before dinner then again after dinner. Whomever had gained the most weight was the winner. Although my memory has faded a wee bit I am almost certain I did not weigh myself before or after dinner but I do believe Steve was the winner! A proud winner at that.
Camille made these green beans and I thought they were the yummiest vegetable I'd ever had on Thanksgiving day. In fact, I've spent the last several years trying to make them taste the way Camille made them to no avail. Except I do have to say this year I was pretty close. They were excellent.
swiss green beans (my friend Camille)
2 packages French cut green beans, cooked and drained
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
dash of pepper
1 cup sour cream (not light)
8 ounces Swiss cheese, grated
Melt butter on the stove. Stir in flour, salt, sugar, pepper and sour cream. Mix cooked green beans, sauce and most of the cheese together and put in a casserole dish. Top with the rest of the cheese and put in a 350 oven for 30 minute or until heated through and the cheese is bubbly.