Green Bean Casserole
Contributed by: NAPSA
Quick Tips For Holiday Cooking
(NAPSA) - A few simple tips can help holiday cooks spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the season. Try these ideas for some quick kitchen fixes:
Use foil as an instant lid for skillets, pans or casserole dishes that have no covers. Foil takes the shape of even the most odd-shaped dish to prevent food from drying out. Avoid spattering with foil covers to make cleanup easy. Carefully lift foil with a pot holder when checking or removing food.
Make Ahead and Freeze
Be prepared for the busy holiday season. Take time to make appetizers, breads and cookies in advance. Wrap tightly in foil and freeze. When company arrives, you can pop the frozen appetizers into the oven or quickly arrange cookies on a serving tray. Baking for most appetizers will only take about 20 minutes from the freezer.
Line pans with foil before baking hams, casseroles and other holiday dishes. Your pans stay clean, and there's less scrubbing after dinner. Turn pan upside down and press a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil around it. Remove foil. Flip pan over and drop foil inside. Crimp edges of foil to rim of pan.
Try this technique with this holiday recipe:
- Reynolds Wrap(r) Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
- 1 can (103/4 oz.) cream of mushroom soup, regular or 98% fat free
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- Pepper to taste
- 4 cups cooked cut green beans
- 1 1/3 cups French fried
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8x8x2-inch pan with Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil.
Mix cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, beans and 2/3 cup French fried onions in a large bowl. Pour into foil-lined pan.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until hot.
Microwave remaining onions on microwave-safe plate for 1 minute or until crispy. Spoon green bean casserole into serving dish using a plastic or wooden spoon. Sprinkle crispy onions on top.
For more recipes and tips, visit www.ReynoldsKitchens.com.