I need to make a Green Bean Casserole for my in-laws big Christmas dinner. I've made this plenty of times using the recipe on the back of the can - can of green beans, mushroom soup, french fried onions on top - the standard deal. The other night DH said he thought his family would prefer a casserole made with fresh green beans. Do any of you do this? Although I prefer natural, whole, fresh foods in almost ALL situations, this is one of those times I actually prefer the canned green beans, especially the french style. I don't have a way to cut them french style and I'm afraid if they're cooked fresh and "al dente" they won't actually be that good in casserole. What do y'all think? Also, does someone have a favorite recipe that is much better than the standard recipe from the back of the can?