So in memory of my late Mamaw Josie, and in hopes of taking a piece of home to the Beckwith Thanksgiving table, I made a homemade version of her broccoli rice casserole. Instead of the canned soup, processed cheese, and frozen veggies, I opted for a homemade version, found here! She gives microwave instructions as well, but I went all-stovetop since we don't use the microwave very much.
I actually used 3 stalks of celery, a full cup of chopped mushrooms, and always extra fresh chopped garlic! Once it was all mixed, I transferred to my casserole dish, let it cool, placed it in the fridge. On Thanksgiving day, I topped it with shredded cheddar cheese and heated at 350 F until bubbly, right before serving.
A view of our Thanksgiving spread, and my casserole on the bottom left corner of the table. My casserole was a hit!
The recipe was mostly gluten-free aside from the tablespoon of flour, so my mother-in-law especially enjoyed it. We had lots to give thanks for this year...especially being made so welcome at a new Thanksgiving table with my in-laws.
P.S. Jon and the kitties were busy
cheering on napping through the Hokies vs. Syracuse basketball game while I was slaving in the kitchen.