A Thankful Heart


Stepheny wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving


I have been using the following recipe since 1979 when I bought the Junior League of Louisville (KY.) cookbook. The cookbook is now stained with dribs and drabs of many a Thanksgiving. This recipe became known as ‘Stepheny’s green beans.’ Even my daughter in laws, as newly married young women, asked for the recipe when it came their turn to cook. Now I have a granddaughter who makes this dish. I offer it to you today in case you need one more idea for  your dinner.

Creole Green Beans

4 slices bacon, 2-2lb. cans, cut green beans, drained, 1 C. catsup, 1 C brown sugar, 1 med. onion, chopped.

Fry bacon. Reserve drippings. Put crumbled bacon and drippings in a 2 quart casserole. And drained beans. Mix catsup, brown sugar, and chopped onion. Pour over beans and mix well. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 8.

While you are putting this delicious dish together, be sure to use the time to think about the things you are thankful for.

Practice having a grateful heart

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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1 Response to A Thankful Heart

  1. Barbara Williamson says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to YOU Stepheny. I am so grateful for you, your words, your kind heart. Write more books. Can’t wait for your next one!

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