A New Way to Serve Green Bean Casserole

A New Way to Serve Green Bean Casserole

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Green Bean Casserole is amazing, especially once you put your own twist on it. I shared my Cheesy Green Bean Casserole with Bacon so now I want to share my awesome way of serving it… with another southern favorite.

Cornbread!

Cornbread is one of the big things I miss about the east coast. I’m sure you could find it somewhere around here but I haven’t yet. It’s one of those homestyle comfort foods that goes well with anything. That’s what inspired me to make this cornbread bowl used to serve the Cheesy Green Bean Casserole in.

The process was easy and not much different from making regular cornbread. The difference was what I baked it in.

I preheated the oven to 400°F. Then I prepared a box of cornbread mix according to the directions and poured it into a small, greased baking dish.

Cornbread Bowl

I used an even smaller (well greased on the outside) metal bowl to make the hollow part of the bowl. I placed the metal dish in the middle of the small baking dish and filled it slightly with water to weigh it down. I made sure the metal dish sat on top of the cornbread mixture and not the bottom of the pan.

I put the setup on a cookie sheet and baked it like that for 30 minutes. I carefully twisted the metal bowl out and returned it to the oven for 6 more minutes so the middle could cook through.

Cornbread Bowl

After that it was just a matter of filling the bowl with that delicious green bean casserole and serve it up. I’m still working out the details for making individual corn bread cups. As soon as I perfect that I’ll be sharing so stay on the lookout for that.

Green Bean Casserole in a Cornbread Bowl

Next time you’re in Walmart, go look at the screens by the green bean casserole display at the end of the aisle.  Walmart is picking the best of the ideas given by people like you and me to show right there in the store!  If you see mine, let me know with a post or a tweet!  Make sure to go to thisismytwist.com to see everyone’s suggested twists!

 

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How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato

How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato

Riddle Me This:  What has eyes but cannot see?

If you said a potato you’re a winner!

I don’t have a cool prize for you but perhaps you can find one in the list of giveaways going on at Simple Beautiful Life. Instead I’m going to show you how to make what I believe to be the perfect baked potato. It’s fluffy and tender and so full of flavor – yum!

The first thing to do is wash your potatoes. Next we’re going to peel an onion and chop it into thin rings. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Then score the potatoes with a knife.

How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato

Next up you’re going to brush the potatoes with butter.

How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato

Now sprinkle them with salt, pepper and a little garlic powder.

How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato

Top the potatoes with the chopped onion. Be liberal if you like onion flavor, if not just use a little.

How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato

Sit the potato on a sheet of tin foil, buttered side up and wrap tightly. How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato

Put the wrapped potatoes in a baking dish and bake for 1 hour.

How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato

Carefully removed the dish after the potatoes are done and unwrap. You should see a delicious, tender and flavorful baked potato beneath the shiny tin foil.

How to Make the Perfect Baked PotatoServe with sour cream, bacon bits, chives – whatever you and your guests desire.

Bon Appétit!