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I'm a dichotomy of blue jeans, pretty jewelry, frugalista, and Southern girl living the simple rural life. I want to live my life holistically, thoughtfully, economically, and most of all gratefully, and encourage other women to do the same.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Best Broccoli Casserole

It's countdown time for me. The days are ticking by on the way to my favorite holiday. No, not Halloween. I know it's October, but when fall weather begins, I start thinking about Thanksgiving. It's the perfect holiday - full of family and food, but no pressures of gift-giving. Just cook, eat, and spend time together.

I'm thinking about what I'd like to cook for Thanksgiving dinner. We have some of the same dishes every year, but occasionally I like to throw a new dish into the mix and see how it takes. Does it disappear? Are the leftovers requested to fill family members' Tupperware* containers?

One of the common dishes I make - broccoli casserole - is something I cook throughout the year for supper. I try not to make it more than every couple of months. My Thanksgiving dishes are not known to be skinny.

Why don't you try out the recipe before Thanksgiving and see if it's something you'd like to add to this year's menu?

Country Broccoli Casserole

Bag of frozen broccoli florets (or a fresh head of broccoli, trimmed of stems with florets remaining)
can of cream of mushroom soup
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 eggs, beaten
1 Tbsp. chopped onion

1 stick butter
1 1/2 c. bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put broccoli and 1-2 Tbsp. of water in a covered glass dish in the microwave and cook on high/full power for 5 minutes. Remove and drain water. Mix in the next 5 ingredients.

Melt butter in a separate dish and stir in the bread crumbs. Add as a topping to the broccoli casserole.

Put the uncovered dish in the preheated oven and cook until the topping is browned, about 30 minutes.


Want more Thanksgiving meal ideas? See these related posts:

Carrot Souffle

Southern Cornbread

Sweet Green Tea


* We call every plastic container around here Tupperware, even if it isn't.