Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Recipe Weekend- The Wonders of Green Bean Casserole

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this info, free of charge,from Del Monte, for blog posting purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


Tomorrow  is T Day!

Are you ready?

Is your menu the same as it has been fir the past 5-10 years?

If so, you're not alone!

DelMonte, that Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner iconic brand recently  conducted a Thanksgiving Survey and found out that 30 Million 'Green Bean Casseroles' will appear on U.S. dinner tables this year! That's  a LOT of canned green beans! 


To conduct this study, Del Monte, whow is the country's prominent grower and distributor of green beans and many other delicious vegetables,  asked 3,000 Americans to "go green bean" and rate whether or not they plan to eat the classic green-bean casserole side dish this Thanksgiving. Shown below is a list of U.S. states ranked by the highest concentration of Thanksgiving green-bean casserole eaters:

del monte green bean casserole

1.  Louisiana:  60% (expect to eat green-bean casserole this Thanksgiving) !!! 
Now there's  a top ranking we'll  take!  

2.  Oklahoma:  58% 
3.  Kentucky:  57% 
4.  Florida:  54% 
5.  Wisconsin:  52% 
6.  Missouri:  51% 
7.  Colorado:  50% 
8.  Kansas:  49% 
9.  New Hampshire:  48% 
10.  Maine:  46% 
11.  Vermont:  45% 
12.  California:  44% 
13.  Mississippi:  43% 
14.  Idaho:  41% 
15.  Utah:  41% 
16.  Texas:  40% 
17.  Illinois:  39% 
18.  Ohio:  38% 
19.  New York:  37%
20.  Michigan:  37% 
21.  Alabama:  36% 
22.  North Carolina:  36% 
23.  New Mexico:  35%
24.  Maryland:  34% 
25.  Tennessee:  32%
26.  Massachusetts:  32% 
27.  New Jersey:  31% 
28.  South Carolina:  30% 
29.  Pennsylvania:  29%
30.  Virginia:  29% 
31.  Arizona:  29% 
32.  Minnesota:  28%
33.  Indiana:  27% 
34.  Georgia:  26% 
35.  Delaware:  25% 
36.  Oregon:  23% 
37.  Rhode Island:  23% 
38.  Connecticut:  22% 
39.  Nevada:  22% 
40.  Montana:  21% 41.  Iowa:  21% 
42.  Washington:  21% 
43.  West Virginia:  20% 
44.  Alaska:  20% 
45.  Arkansas:  20% 
46.  Nebraska:  19% 
47.  Wyoming:  19% 
48.  South Dakota:  19% 
49.  North Dakota:  18% 
50.  Hawaii:  17% 

 Surprised by where your state rated?

auteed mushroom green bean casserole

Del Monte also asked U.S. residents to rate their favorite "secret ingredient" -that one creative item that can be added to the casserole's iconic green bean, cream of mushroom, and french fried onion flavors,  to make it unique and different.  According to the survey, America's Top 10 most-wanted secret ingredients for green bean casserole are: 

 1.  Bacon (34%) 
2.  Mushrooms (17%) 
3.  Cheese (11%) 
4.  Grilled Onions (8%) 
5.  Almonds (7%) 
6.  Sausage (6%) 
7.  Bread crumbs or crushed crackers (5.6%) 
8.  Garlic (5.2%) 
9.  Jalapeños or hot sauce (4%) 
10.  Sour cream (3%)

Hmmmm, with the exception of #9, we'be made them all. Lol  

Can you guess the TOP 5 GREEN-BEAN CASSEROLE RECIPES??? 

 Del Monte also ranked its Top 5 most popular green bean casserole recipes (based on frequency on 2015 Thanksgiving dinner tables): 


bacon cheddar green bean casserole



Creole Sausage and Green Bean Casserole



So what version will be on YOUR table tomorrow? ???

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