Green Bean Casserole
Posted by Annita on March 23, 2006
|Green bean Casserole – Lil’ Milan’s new favorite .
I’ve noticed that his food habits are changing drastically now adays.He loves to take lots of fruits and veggies.May be he is attracted by its color or texture..Who knows what it is..and i’m not going to question it ..Once I saw him taking a fresh green bean out of my grocery shopping bag,and eating it.I didn’t expect him to take the whole thing, but he really enjoyed each and every bite of it without even showing any hesitation.It was funny to watch him eating it,just lika rabbit.. :). Also his teachers(at daycare) have been telling us about his desire for baked beans.
And thats how i started cooking this American dish and to my surprise,he just loved it!!!!Now i make this quite often..Its really simple ,and if you are using all canned items it’ll hardly take 5 mts.But i don’t like using canned items,especially if cooking for my kid.
|One handful of green beans cut into pieces of 1 inch length or One can of green beans
Shredded mozarilla cheese -1/2 cup
Butter -1 tbsp
Flour – 1 tbsp
Grated Onion – 2tbsp
Pepper – a pinch
Sugar -1/2 tsp
Sour Cream -1/2 cup
Crushed corn flakes tossed with 1 tsp of butter -1/2 cup(you can also use crushed Ritz biscuits instead of corn flakes)
Salt – as needed
|Cook green beans in 1 cup of water adding salt.Drain it and reserve.
Melt butter in a sauce pan and saute onions for 1 minute.Stir in salt,flour,pepper and sugar,blend well for few seconds.Add sour cream into it and cook for 1 more minute.Now the sauce is ready.(Campbells mushroom soup/Celery soup can be substituted for this prepared sauce)
Spread beans in a buttered casserole or baking dish .Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese over the beans and then pour sauce over it.Again add rest of the cheese and crushed corn flakes.
Bake for about 25 minutes at 350 F.
Green Bean Casserole with Strawberries & Pineapple Chunks- a satisfying lunch for my toddler.
Posted by Annita