The holidays are one of my favorite seasons, not just because we get to see so many friends and family members, but also because there's so much delicious food around. I always get so excited when I think about what to prepare for my guests, or what I'm going to bring as a visitor!
Every year I like to try out at least one new dish. This gives the menu some variety and allows us to experiment with new flavors. I always strive to create dishes that my kids will eat happily, especially when it comes to veggies. So one dish I'd like to change up this year is the traditional Thanksgiving green bean casserole, a dish my kids usually pass on.
So I started thinking about the flavors and ingredients my kids do like and was inspired to create a new dish with green beans, carrots, and very light dressing. I prepared it a few days ago and their first impression was of surprise, like they'd never seen green beans presented this way and when I told them it had lemon they tried it and ate it all up.
This is perfect as a side for ham or turkey. I hope you enjoy it as much as my kids did.