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3PSoup
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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:14:35 PM
that hates the stuff? It reminds me of eating dinner at my BF's house when I was a kid and hiding it in my roll so I didn't have to eat it.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:15:16 PM
Can't stand the stuff; it literally makes me gag.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:15:20 PM
You're not the only one, I think it's disgusting.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:16:09 PM
Add me to the list too. Ick.
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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:17:19 PM
I love the crap out of that stuff.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:18:14 PM
I don't mind it but we don't make it anymore. We make the green bean bundles that were posted here on a Thanksgiving thread a bazillion years ago.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:19:54 PM
I think it's disgusting. You are not alone. Thankfully, no one in my family is a fan.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:20:04 PM
We all really like it. I have used Paula Deen's recipe which is a little different and is really good (and not any more terrible for you than the other recipes). I always use fresh green beans which does give it a little bit of crunch so you don't have that terribly mushy texture.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:20:07 PM

I love the crap out of that stuff.


Well if I was sitting next to you at the table I would let you eat my crap.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:20:12 PM
A horrible thing to do to a perfectly good bean.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:20:38 PM
I can't tolerate it! I can't see what people see in it! You are not alone!!!

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:21:37 PM
I hate green bean casserole
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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:23:40 PM
I don't eat it, but make an awesome version (AB's) with sliced mushrooms, fresh green beans, and crispy shallots, and no cream of anything soup.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:24:01 PM
Just yuk. I don't knowingly eat anything with cream of crap soup in it.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:24:58 PM
I used to hate it. Now I like it though I wouldn't be devastated if it wasn't on the Thanksgiving table either.

In my family's opinion, it's highly dependent on who made it. We are picky about ours. It must include cut green beans but NOT the french cut and if using canned they must be drained VERY VERY well. You can't add too much milk to the soup or it's too runny and yuck. You also have to add plenty of pepper, chicken seasoning or Lawry's and a glub of worcestershire sauce. No fried onions mixed in as they get soggy, only on top and they must be cooked until they are golden brown and crispy. Not too much of course. Most people add no seasoning and make it way too soupy or watery because they didn't drain the green beans. I drain mine in a collander and shake a bit until there is pretty much no liquid.

Personally I think it would be even better made with a real white sauce etc but the family, esp dh is resistant.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:28:06 PM
Yes, I hate it. I prefer straight green beans.
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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:29:48 PM
My cousin makes one that is made with rice and ground beef and it's awesome. The traditional green bean casserole makes me but SO loves it.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:30:25 PM
I hate it, but to be fair, I don't like green beans.

I make it though for my family and extended family, because everyone else LOVES it!

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:32:30 PM
I love it, DH hates it.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:33:48 PM
I have a recipe that uses a garlic cream sauce that I make with cream cheese, instead of the mushroom soup. Much better!

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:34:15 PM
Love it!

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:34:23 PM
I never grew up with it, I can literally count on one hand the number of times I've eaten it.
I don't like green beans, I prefer my onions sauteed, and IIRC doesn't it have cream of mushroom soup in it? I hate mushrooms. It's pretty gross.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:34:42 PM

A horrible thing to do to a perfectly good bean.
Precisely. Freshly steamed, lightly sauteed or even roasted... but casserole?

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:35:09 PM
never appealed to me...

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:36:11 PM
Me!! I don't like onions and prefer fresh green beans. I never touch it..oh well I figure I can waste the calories on something else.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:36:29 PM
Nope can't the stuff! BLAH!!

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:37:31 PM
Hate it!

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:37:42 PM
You are definitely not alone.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:37:55 PM

I used to hate it. Now I like it though I wouldn't be devastated if it wasn't on the Thanksgiving table either.

In my family's opinion, it's highly dependent on who made it. We are picky about ours. It must include cut green beans but NOT the french cut and if using canned they must be drained VERY VERY well. You can't add too much milk to the soup or it's too runny and yuck. You also have to add plenty of pepper, chicken seasoning or Lawry's and a glub of worcestershire sauce. No fried onions mixed in as they get soggy, only on top and they must be cooked until they are golden brown and crispy. Not too much of course. Most people add no seasoning and make it way too soupy or watery because they didn't drain the green beans. I drain mine in a collander and shake a bit until there is pretty much no liquid.

Personally I think it would be even better made with a real white sauce etc but the family, esp dh is resistant.


I agree with this! If it's going to be good, you have to do it right. I blanch my fresh green beans in chicken broth and drain them really well. I don't use all of the soup, either.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:38:46 PM
I also grew up never eating it and I don't think I've ever had it as an adult.
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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:41:33 PM
I make it from scratch- no cream of anybody soup- and use fresh green beans (canned vegetables ), and think it is delicious.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:46:45 PM
We never ate green bean casserole growing up. I never had it until recently because my sister's husband grew up eating it so it doesn't say Thanksgiving to me and I don't like green beans anyway...

Give me some Green Stuff (pistachio pudding, Cool-Whip and mini marshmallows) and it's a whole other story

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:48:53 PM
Ugh, gross. I think that is one of the most vile dishes out there. I cannot understand why it is one of the most beloved thanksgiving dishes. Fortunately my husband and I are in agreement about this so we don't ever have to see it again. Unless we are having thanksgiving or Christmas with my family, in which case we will have to see it but won't have to eat it.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:49:23 PM
YUCK! Can't stand the stuff and I've tried to make myself like it several times.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:55:19 PM
I can eat it but I don't like it enough to make it myself. But if someone else makes it, I eat a little bit. Tiny bit. But I hate canned green beans so maybe with frozen or fresh it would be better.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:58:46 PM
no, you are NOT the only one! I never touch the stuff (the casserole), and NEVER make it for our Thanksgiving meal. I do a sauteed green bean dish with garlic, cherry tomatoes, and bacon-- which is yummy!


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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:58:54 PM
I have never had it. My mom never made it growing up...she was/is very much against eating processed foods. I am not as strict as she is, but haver never been able to cook with cream of anything soups, so this dish never made it onto my radar. No one makes it in dh's family either...not sure why though.
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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:02:10 PM
I don't like it at all. I'm in charge of Thanksgiving dinner, so we don't have it. So there.

I like my green beans really plain. Maybe a little olive oil and salt on them at most. And I don't like them canned or frozen -- its a texture thing.

Plus I can't stand the smell of cream of mushroom soup. My mom used to love that stuff and made it all the time when I was a kid, but it always made me gag. She ate it as soup, in eggs, with green beans, and any other way she could think of. Yuck.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:03:23 PM
I'm not a fan. It wasn't anything that was traditionally served in my family, so I was well into my 20s before I ever tried it (at a work potluck). It wasn't disgusting, but I don't care if I ever have it again either.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:06:13 PM
Why would I give a bunch of children something that makes them give off more gas than the corner station?! Steamed only here!

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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:07:13 PM
I've never had it.

"Cream of" soup was a staple in our pantry growing up and we had the occasional casserole using it, but never green bean casserole.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:08:47 PM
I have never eaten green bean casserole. Don't remember ever seeing it as an offering anywhere either.


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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:18:01 PM
Bleck. Have never liked that.
My favorite way to sza sza up green beans is to heat a little olive oil in the pan. Use 2 cans or bag of green beans. Stir in about 3 spoons of suger and minced garlic clove to taste. Cook until they have some dark marks on them from the sugar carmalizing. So yummy!

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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:20:47 PM
That stuff is nasty so glad I didn't grow up with that and that no one here likes it either. I host and it isn't on our table that is for sure. I don't get it at all. I know many love it but...

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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:21:33 PM
I HATE green bean casserole and everything it stands for! I also thought I was the only one. Everyone raves about it and claims it wouldn't be a holiday without green bean casserole.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:23:47 PM
We don't make our green beans into a casserole, we have green beans that were grown and canned by my step dad We could never casserole up his fresh grown green beans


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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:26:58 PM
I'm not to fond of the traditional stuff but my bf loves it.

A year or so ago they picked over 100lbs of Chanterelles at his mom's place and they gifted us with a huge bucket of fresh mushrooms. I made an organic, mostly from scratch recipe and it was pretty alright.

Hopefully this is another good mushroom year.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:31:33 PM
Your not alone. Waste of a good green bean, IMHO.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:31:57 PM
Never ate it growing up but I have learned to like it if it's made just right. Like Laurie said right kind of green beans, easy on the soup, add some flavor and only crispy onions. I make it more like green beans with a light sauce and crispy onions on top than a casserole.

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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:32:50 PM
You hate what it stands for???? What the heck does it stand for anyway????

I love it, but I'm particular about it as well. So I generally only like my gb cass. And I use cream of chicken, cause I loathe mushrooms. If my grandma in law has real beans she canned from her garden, I'd prefer to just eat them plain. She usually serves creamed peas that she makes from scratch...(the sauce, that is...) I used to think they looked icky, but then I tried them. Nothing says thanksgiving more than drowning all your foods in sauce!!!
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