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Easter Dinner - Green Bean advice:

NonnieMuss Mar 31, 2013 06:57 AM

I have to bring a dish to family dinner tonight, and I want to make steamed green beans, but does anyone know if you can make them earlier in the day and warm them up in the oven without sacrificing the texture/flavor? I don't want to end up with a big bowl of flavorless mush, but kitchen space and time is an issue and I won't be able to cook them there. Any advice is appreciated!

  1. NonnieMuss Apr 1, 2013 05:34 AM

    Thanks to all for the advice. The ice bath and reheating in the oven worked out just fine.

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      foodieX2 Mar 31, 2013 07:07 AM

      Yes, just submerge in an ice bath after steaming to stop the cooking and preserve the texture and drain well.

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        onrushpam Mar 31, 2013 07:07 AM

        I make this recipe from Epicurious for almost every holiday dinner. They are good at room temp. I like feta better than blue cheese in this. I've also just used parmigiana in a pinch.
        http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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        1. re: onrushpam
          hotoynoodle Mar 31, 2013 07:22 AM

          i was going to suggest a green bean "salad" as well and this looks great! agree about subbing out the bleu. not everybody likes it and it might not play well with rest of the menu.

          a cold or room temp dish removes the "last-minute" hassle of a reheat and needing oven space. one less detail over which to fret.

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          magiesmom Mar 31, 2013 07:04 AM

          They'll be fine.

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