Green bean, egg and swiss cheese casserole

  • 1 lb. fresh beans
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 onion, grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups yogurt
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • 1/2 lb. Swiss cheese, slivered or grated
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Cook green beans according to preferred method. Drain if necessary. In a saucepan, melt butter, add flour, stirring until blended, and then add milk. Continue to cook, stirring until thickened. Add grated onion, honey, seasonings and yogurt. Mix until smooth. Remove from heat. Preheat oven to 350°F. Make a layer of green beans in a casserole, then a layer of sliced hard-cooked eggs and then a layer of cheese. Pour sauce over top, poking casserole with a fork to be sure sauce seeps down into all the layers. Sprinkle with wheat germ which has been mixed with a little oil. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted. Be careful not to overcook because eggs left too long in the oven can become rubbery. Serve hot. Yield: 4 to 6 servings