green beans in white sauce.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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At least it is on the Hallmark channel.

And inside my home.

And in my kitchen.

Unfortunately outside hasn’t gotten the memo that Christmas is just two weeks away!  It also can’t make up its mind on what temperature it wants.  One day it’ll be in the 40s and the next day it’ll be in the mid 70s.  I mean, what?!

Thankfully, that hasn’t stopped us from doing all things Christmas-y.  Yesterday I took Audrey to the Festival at Lights at a farm near Raleigh where we took a hayride through the most incredible light show, took photos with Santa, and roasted marshmallows at one of their many bonfires.

And this past week we baked up a storm in the kitchen and delivered cookies to current and previous co-workers.

Sweets haven’t been the only holiday items leaving my kitchen this past week, though.  This side dish made an appearance on the dinner table the other evening, and I just had to share.  So on the fourth day of Christmas, I’m sharing with you: green beans in white sauce.

This is the easiest side dish recipe.


But it is so good.

And since it’s made an appearance on the Christmas dinner table for as long as I could remember, I’m calling this side dish Christmas-y as well.

Green Beans in White Sauce

  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans of green beans, drained
  • salt and pepper

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over a medium heat.  Whisk the flour into the melted butter, and cook for an additional minute.

Pour the milk in slowly. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce begins to thicken.  Season with salt and pepper.

Add the green beans and mix to coat the green beans with white sauce.





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