Thanksgiving is behind us. Christmas is on the horizon. We are at peak green bean casserole time. No, it isn’t gourmet. And it certainly isn’t healthy. But it’s tradition.
Many, not all, find it tasty. Your host likes it because it is one of the easiest dishes to get on the overloaded holiday table. A couple cans of green beans, a can of cream of mushroom soup, and a can of those crispy onion string things. Throw it in a baking dish, pop it in the oven, and PDQ you have a heaping helping of healthy veg swimming in heart attack juice.*
So why in the name of Grandpa Jones does this abomination exist?
We love Costco for its convenience. One convenient purchase there and we can conveniently forget about toilet paper for the next year. But this is going too far. We are becoming detached from reality. It’s a slippery slope from here to “Ow, My Balls!”
Welcome to Costco, I love you.
*I suppose that I am only contributing to the decay of our society by leaving you with an incomplete recipe. May I, therefore, recommend this classic version** from French’s, royalty in the worlds of mustard and fried onions.
**Angela would like to point out that I might even be able to pull the world back from the brink a bit by suggesting an actual homemade recipe. Thus I give you this yumminess courtesy of Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman.