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.
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.
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