While I'd like to get started decking the halls for Christmas right after Halloween as I've been known to do in year's past, I'm trying to not skip over Thanksgiving. The problem is that I don't have a ton of Thanksgiving decorations because when it is time to think Thanksgiving, the stores are thinking Christmas! Next year I will try to be better...I'm on the lookout for a couple of turkeys (of course I have specific ones in mind).
Here are the Thanksgiving decorations in my house...
The first is a Sweet Potato Casserole. This is honestly the best I've ever had. People who don't like sweet potatoes find that they LOVE this. Truth be known, it should probably be in the dessert category instead of the side dishes because it is THAT GOOD! It's from Southern Living and so is this photo
The other one is called Swiss Green Beans. It is different than the "normal" green bean casserole made with cream of whatever and those onion things on top. This is better. Way better.
I don't have a picture to show you, but here's the recipe:
4 Tbsp. butter (including 2 Tbsp. melted butter for topping)
2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 grated onion
1 cup sour cream
4 cups drained French style green beans
1/2 pound swiss cheese
2 cups corn flakes
Melt 2 Tbsp. of butter in large saute pan/skillet. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, sugar and onion. Add in sour cream gradually, stirring constantly. Cook until thickened. Add drained green beans and heat thoroughly.
Pour into a greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Grate cheese* and sprinkle over the top. Crush corn flakes and mix with 2 Tbsp. of melted butter. Spread on top of cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve when super hot so that cheese is still nice and melted.