12 Hour Green Beans and Ham

12 Hour Green Beans and Ham - Solid Gold Eats

This Thanksgiving was the first time I cooked the holiday dinner in my own kitchen. Our menu for two went something like this: turkey, gravy, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, buttered corn, rolls, cranberries, and green beans and ham. For two. Planning for this feast meant a few hours of identifying appropriate ingredients, shopping… 

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A Short History of The Green Bean Casserole

A Short History of The Green Bean Casserole - Solid Gold Eats

When Alton Brown comes out with his best-ever green bean casserole recipe, we all salute. But he’s missing one thing. Do you know what it is? Traditional green bean casserole has a creamy sauce, crunchy green beans and crispy fried onions. Maybe you open two cans of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup? Alton discusses in… 

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Venison Steak Diane with Seasoned Red Potatoes and Green Beans

Venison Steak Diane - Solid Gold Eats

Venison is new to me. I tried it first in a Venison and Beef Chili, cutting the chili with half venison and half beef. It was delicious, nothing too “gamey” or weird or wrong. John’s parents gave us frozen ground venison and venison steaks, both of which sat in the freezer for about a month… 

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Spicy Ground Pork and Green Beans

Spicy Ground Pork and Green Beans

Asian food and me are best friends. I love the flavor of soy sauce, and the general style of meat + stir-fry vegetables + brown rice. I could live off of it. This is the dish we ate the day after going to Fogo De Chao. I originally had something else planned, but after eating… 

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