Skip to main content

Brussels Sprouts and Green Bean Casserole


Brussels Sprouts and Green Bean Casserole



This was a big hit at Thanksgiving this year. We were lucky enough to share a meal with a great number of friends, and I managed to convert a young friend who is not a fan of vegetables at all. I love when that happens.



1 package frozen green beans, French cut are best
1 lb. Brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved or quartered
½ red onion thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. parmesan cheese
8 slices bacon, cooked and drained, grease reserved
2 tbsp. gluten free flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2 c. half and half



Put the green beans in a large baking dish and layer the sprouts over the top of them, followed by the red onion. Cook the bacon in a medium sized sauce pan, over medium heat, and remove it to drain when it is done. Set the bacon aside and add the flour to the grease in the saucepan. Cook the rue for about five minutes, stirring often, until it is smooth. Add the half and half and continue cooking the sauce for five minutes. Add the minced garlic, parmesan salt and pepper. Stir until well combined and remove from the heat.



Pour the sauce over the vegetables. Chop the bacon and sprinkle it over the top. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil, and bake in the oven at three hundred and fifty degrees for one hour. Allow to cool for ten minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

20 Things…you learn after moving to Florida.

20 Things…you learn after moving to Florida.
1.There is a big difference between a roach and a palmetto bug. Real roaches are the guys from New York. They infest, they are spooky smart, they are dirty and nasty, and you have to work really hard to get rid of them. Palmetto bugs however, are big and creepy and dumb. You usually see them outside at night and they will fly right at your face. They don’t infest because they are native and they can’t survive in our AC temps. 2.Every public indoor place will always be frigid. Most of your friend’s houses will be as well. I take a sweater with me almost everywhere that I go, and if I forget to I regret it. 3.Outside of weather emergencies, weathermen are superfluous. In the rainy season, which is most of the time, there is an eighty percent chance of rain, every single day. The weather man has no idea what time it will rain, how hard, or for how long, and there is no way for him to predict it. You just have to go out there with your fingers cr…

The Power Of Willful Ignorance

I watched a woman say these words in a speech a few moments ago and nothing could be more true...willful ignorance is insanely powerful. Willful ignorance is the reason that good German people allowed their neighbors to be dragged off by the Nazis in the middle of the night. It is the reason that American people choose to believe our homeless are lazy and irresponsible instead of facing the reality that their situations have arisen because of widespread mental illness and cooperate greed. It is the reason that you will pick up a steak on your way home from work tonight, not bothering to find out where it came from, because you just don’t want to know. The truth is too disgusting.
I have gone on about the meat industry quite a bit and my goal here is not to do that. I love to eat meat, I will state that again, but the example that comes from our consumption of factory meat is so powerful when it comes to explaining willful ignorance that I want to use it. Out of ALL of the many, many,…

Christmas in Florida

Christmas in Florida
December tenth today and I swam my thirty laps in the pool. It’s pretty chilly, but I don’t really feel it after the second lap. I am so grateful that I am able to keep swimming this late into the season. My body responds much better to swimming than it does to running, and I still get a great cardio work out.
This is our seventh or eighth Christmas in Florida now. To be honest, it wasn’t much of an adjustment for me. I have lived in climates where we got tons of snow. I even graduated from high school in Northern Michigan, but I really don’t miss it. I am a worrier, so snow just makes me think of bad roads and car accidents. I think snow is absolutely gorgeous, but I don’t like the cold. I would be perfectly happy if snow stayed on mountains. I would visit it to ski.
I finally convinced my husband for the first time this year that we really did not need a tree. He is partial to real ones, and I have no real love for artificial trees. Not once in all of the years…