Thanksgiving!

Of course there are a lot of things great about being an American, but I think one of the best days we get to celebrate is Thanksgiving. All of your family comes together, you make delicious turkey, ham, and starchy sides, and  the kick off of the Christmas season starts the next day. Unfortunately and fortunately, this year we will be spending Thanksgiving in Disney World so we won’t have a traditional Thanksgiving, but a great one nonetheless.

Luckily, I still was able to experience a little bit of the Thanksgiving yummies at our work Thanksgiving lunch. Every year, Century Bank is really great and buys each branch a Honey Baked Ham and then everyone brings a side. We have dressing, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, and, what I brought, bacon-wrapped green bean bundles. I will always be a lover of the classic green bean casserole, but this super easy dish is a close second.

All you need is: about 1 1/2 to 2 lbs of fresh green beans (washed and trimmed) 1 lb of bacon 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 stick butter 1 tsp garlic powder salt pepper

All you need is:
about 1 1/2 to 2 lbs of fresh green beans (washed and trimmed)
1 lb of bacon
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 stick butter
1 tsp garlic powder
salt
pepper

First, start off with washed and trimmed green beans. Place them in a bowl, season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and toss until well coated. Next, take about 5 to 7 green beans and lay at one end of a strip of bacon. Roll the green bean in the bacon tightly and place in a coated 9×13 oven safe dish, with the overlap of bacon on bottom. You should be able to make about 14 bundles from this. Next, in a microwave safe bowl melt together the brown sugar and butter. About 2 increments of 30 seconds, stirring between each one. Once melted, pour mixture over bundles, cover with foil, and bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 to 15 more minutes until bacon browned on top.

A few more pictures from our Thanksgiving feast.

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Good Ideas and delicious recipes are all well in good, but they don't always ensure perfect execution for a blog. I forgot to take a picture before everyone dug it, at least you know it was good!

Good ideas and delicious recipes are all well and good, but they don’t always ensure perfect execution for a blog. I forgot to take a picture before everyone dug it, at least you know it was good!

Everyone at work seemed to enjoy them and everything else that we had. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and happy eats.

— Mariel DeVaughan

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One thought on “Thanksgiving!

  1. Those bacon wrapped green bean bundles look delicious! Those would be really nice at a cocktail party also. I love all your recipes and I enjoyed reading your blog this semester! I really hope you keep it up. I would love to continue reading!

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