Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Corn and Green Bean Casserole from Riley Adams

Is everyone getting into the holiday spirit? Lately I’ve been taking a few minutes each day to try to sit still and really enjoy some of the little things. I love looking at the Christmas cards from friends, the generations-old Christmas decorations, and the smiles on my children’s faces.

I really have to remind myself to take that time out because life is so busy in December!

IMG_20111213_124521And when life starts getting really busy at our house sometimes I feel like we’re not always eating the most balanced of meals.

We might have some yummy munchies out while we’re trimming the tree and putting out our decorations.

We’ll have some great hors d’oeuvres out when family and friends come visiting.

And sometimes we just grab something really quick while we’re running out the door.

It’s always really tasty food, but we usually eat a lot more snacks than we do vegetables.

RileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb[3]Vegetables, of course, are not usually high up on the favorite food list of most kids. And my husband has an odd reluctance to eat green beans!

Keeping those things in mind, I’ve got a couple of different ways of preparing green beans that ensure that my husband will eat them. :) This week I’ll share Corn and Green Bean Casserole with y’all and next week it’s Tasty Green Beans and Bacon. Cooks have ways of sneaking in foods that are good for us! And this is an easy standby that can be thrown together quickly.


Corn and Green Bean Casserole

1 can drained French-style green beans
1 drained can of whole kernel corn
8 oz. sour cream (I used light)
3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 sleeve of crushed buttery crackers
1 cup sliced almonds

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the vegetables, sour cream, cheese, onions, and soup. Top with the buttery crackers and almonds. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.


Hope everyone is having a happy December so far! Such a busy month, but such a fun one, too!

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  1. I can't imagine not liking green beans. They're a staple at my house. This is a nice way to sneak some veggies into a meal.

    ~ Krista

  2. Great casserole Filing this for next time I am asked to bring a dish. So many extras. The almonds on the top sound like the little extra that makes this

    Great post

  3. Krista--Isn't that strange? :) I think maybe he must have eaten them every night when he was a kid.

    Dave--Thanks! The almonds are the first thing people mention when they eat this for the first time. :)

  4. Elizabeth, this sounds great, esp. for the non-veggie lovers!

    My dh loves to tell (and RE-tell, lol) the story of how he always loved green beans so much he'd eat the other kids' portions at camp. They thought he was weird, hah! His mama raised him right, I guess. (Well, mine did too, but I wasn't as big a fan as he was!)

    Love the almonds addition!

  5. Lynn--That's a real green bean fan! Too funny!

    The almonds make it really tasty. :)