As the wheel of the year turns and brings us closer to the earth’s natural rhythms, it’s time to embrace the magic of the seasons with a dish that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also connects us to the deeper energies of the world around us.
This Sweet Smoked Bacon & Green Bean Casserole is a celebration of the bounty and diversity of nature’s offerings.
In the spirit of the Pagan & Wiccan holidays, where each ingredient is chosen for its energetic properties and symbolic meanings, this casserole becomes a tribute to the earth’s abundance.
Green beans, the star of this dish, are a symbol of nourishment and growth, mirroring the lush greenery of the earth. Their energy brings to mind the rejuvenating power of nature, especially during times of harvest and thanksgiving.
The smoky bacon adds a grounding element, its rich, earthy flavors reminding us of the deep, interconnected roots of all living things. As it crisps in the smoker, infused with the essence of applewood, it represents the transformative power of fire – an element revered in many Pagan traditions for its ability to purify, renew, and change.
And let’s not forget the creamy French dressing, which adds a luxurious, harmonious balance, symbolizing the unity and blending of diverse elements to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
As you prepare this dish, be mindful of the energies at play.
Cooking here is not just an act of nourishing the body but also a ritual of connecting with the spiritual essence of food.
Let each ingredient speak to you, telling its story of growth, transformation, and rebirth. Whether you’re celebrating a Pagan holiday or simply seeking to infuse your cooking with more intention and gratitude, this Sweet Smoked Bacon & Green Bean Casserole is a perfect way to honor the energies of the earth and the sacred cycle of life.
Sweet Smoked Bacon & Green Bean Casserole
- 1 Smoker
- 1 2-Quart Casserole Dish
- 3 cans Cut Green Beans 14.5 oz.
- 1 cup Creamy French Dressing
- 12 oz. Bacon diced
- Preheat your smoker to 350 degrees using your favorite wood. We recommend applewood.
- Drain the liquid from the green beans and pour them into a 2-quart casserole dish.
- Top with bacon.
- Pour French dressing over the top until halfway up the sides.
- Smoke for 1 hour or until bubbling and bacon is crispy.