Green Bean Casserole and Serving With Love

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Thanksgiving is a time to gather, share, and extend gratitude for life’s blessings. It’s also an opportunity to heed the call to serve one another, that resonates during this season. What better way to embody this call than through the art of preparing a classic dish, like green bean casserole?

Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole

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Green Bean Casserole: A Tradition of Care

Green bean casserole is more than a dish; it’s a symbol of shared experiences and cherished memories. As we assemble its humble ingredients—the crisp green beans, creamy mushroom soup, and crispy onions—each step becomes an act of care and consideration. Gathering the ingredients becomes a moment of appreciation for the abundance provided by nature, a reminder of the simple yet essential gifts that sustain us. In the kitchen, cooking transforms into an expression of love—an acknowledgment of the effort behind each ingredient, a celebration of the flavors that bring families together, and a dedication to crafting a dish that nurtures not just the body but also the spirit.

Answering the Call to Serve

In the act of preparing a dish as simple and comforting as green bean casserole, we find ourselves responding to the Godly call in Romans 12:10: ‘Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.’ The simple act of creating something for someone else or taking a prepping something with meaningful effort and care is a reflection of our commitment to caring for others with utmost love and honor. It’s in these seemingly mundane yet heartfelt gestures that we encapsulate the essence of selfless service—a tangible manifestation of the scriptural call to devote ourselves to each other with genuine affection and deep respect.

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Living Out Thanksgiving’s Message

This Thanksgiving, as we gather to savor the rich flavors of our meals, let’s not merely indulge in food but embrace the deeper significance these gatherings hold. Let’s heed the call to serve one another, extending beyond our tables to acts of kindness, generosity, and compassion. In the scripture, we’re reminded to love and humbly serve one another, echoing the divine message of 1 Timothy 1:12: ‘I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.’ Just as crafting a meal becomes a reflection of this divine call—a humble offering of love and care to those we cherish.

Let’s carry this spirit beyond the dining room, weaving acts of service into our daily lives, ensuring that the essence of Thanksgiving transcends this day and permeates throughout the year.

Nourishing Hearts Through Service and Green Bean Casserole

Crafting a dish as simple yet heartwarming as green bean casserole encapsulates the spirit of Thanksgiving. It’s more than a culinary experience; it’s an opportunity to answer the call to serve one another, reflecting the love and compassion that defines this season.

This Thanksgiving, may our meals be more than just feasts—they should be moments of grace, kindness, and service that nourish not only our bodies but also our spirits.

As we gather, cook, and share, let’s remember that the true essence of this season lies not only in the food on our tables but in the love and service we extend to one another.

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Holiday Green Bean Casserole

Semi From Scratch!
Print Recipe
Green Bean Casserole
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 9×13 Baking dish
  • 1 large skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 Fresh Green beans (I used French style)
  • 3 TBS Butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 Cloves Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 TBSP flour ( I used my einkorn flour)
  • 1 cup sourdough bread crumbs (or normal bread crumbs)
  • 2 cups French fried onions
  • 1 can cream of mushroom
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. While your oven is preheating you are going to blanch your beans. Heat up a larger pot of water and allow to boil.
  • While you are waiting for your pot to boil, prepare a large bowl of water with ice.
  • Put your green beans in the boiling pot of water for roughly 10 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately pour drained green beans into your ice water. Allow to sit while you prep the rest of your casserole.
  • In your large skillet, melt your butter and add your diced onion and garlic. Saute until your onions are soft and golden.
  • Next add your flour to your onion and garlic, mixing well for 2 minutes until flour is completely dissolved into your onions and garlic.
  • Next add in your milk, and cream of mushroom, stirring and allowing to thicken.
  • Next, drain your green beans again in a colander and place them in your 9×13 baking dish.
  • Pour over your green beans the onion, garlic, and cream of mushroom mixture. Stir well until all green beans are covered.
  • Next, sprinkle your bread crumbs and then finally top with your french fried onions.
  • Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly!
  • Let sit for 10 minutes to cool and enjoy!
Servings: 8

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