I’m thinking about my mom this morning. On September 26th, she would have been 85 years old. She died in 2006 and it still stings but today I am smiling as I make her fabulous marinated green bean salad. Mom loved to cook. She especially loved to cook for crowds of family. Our home Christmas Eve dinners were the makings of gastronomic heaven but this simple salad is great anytime and goes with many meals as a sweet and tangy side dish. So thanks mom, this still tastes like home.
2 cans French-style green beans, drained
2/3 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 clove of garlic, minced or garlic powder to taste
1/2 cup salad oil
1 cup Italian salad dressing
1 onion sliced thinly
Mix all ingredients thoroughly and marinate at least two hours or overnight.