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Monday, November 23, 2009

RIP Green Bean Casserole

After searching high and low across this fair city and spending about 10 euro in bus fare, there is not a french fried onion to be found. Dublin has failed me once again. I haven't had a Thanksgiving without green bean casserole! But, I'll ask my parents to send me some along with our Christmas presents and I'll take make it for Christmas dinner. I made it last year for Wes' family and they seemed to like it. Truly, I don't even care if they like it...I'll eat it all myself! In the meantime I need to come up with a new vegetable casserole to have that doesn't involve sweet potatoes. Maybe broccoli....

Since I failed at the onion quest I decided I would get a few other things I need for the big day. One of those being baking soda for my cake. Well, they don't sell Arm & Hammer here (which is totally fine) and I could not for the life of me remember what they call it in the UK. It's sodium bicarbonate. I think. Now I just need to search the store to find it because it wasn't in the baking section. If they don't have it here I'm going to blow a gasket.

Then I came home and chipped ice and frost out of our freezer so I could fit in the turkey legs (they won't last until Thursday in our crap fridge) and some frozen veg. Only partially successful, so the frozen peas are currently in the fridge and we'll have some for dinner tonight.

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9 comments:

  1. You might see if there is a Danish specialty shop that sells them. Most of the packages I see here in Germany are Danish. Another thought: give Ikea a call. They use them on their hot dogs.

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  2. That's a really good tip! Thanks!

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  3. Boo :( Sorry you couldn't find fried onions. I haven't looked for them since I just make plain green beans. I'll let you know if I hear of anyone locating them.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. You can make french fried onions pretty easily. All you need is onion, flour and oil. It might be worth a try. It's what we'll be doing this Thanksgiving.

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  5. Thanks! I did see some tips on how to make your own, but I've decided to do a broccoli casserole instead. I'll do the green beans at Christmas!

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  6. I was going to suggest making your own, but I see that someone beat me to it! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. I hope that this news makes you smile. I FOUND YOUR ELUSIVE ONIONS. Ok, so they aren't exactly onions, but shallots. But they taste really really similar! You can find them in the asian market on Abbey Street located behind the Jervis Street Luas Stop. And they look like this: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y192/acoraccio/Photo453.jpg

    Ingredients: Shallot, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil. Green Bean Casserole can now be yours!

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  8. Thanks for this!!! I'll check out the shop!

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