|Lima beans||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Celery||2 Cup (32 tbs), sliced|
|Milk||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs) (Hot)|
|American cheese||1 Cup (16 tbs), grated|
|Slivered almonds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Buttered bread crumbs||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
1. Preheat the oven
2. Cook beans in boiling salted water until tender; drain. Cook celery in boiling salted water until partially done; drain.
3. Melt butter in saucepan; add flour and seasonings. Blend well. Add milk gradually and blend well while cooking and stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in cheese until melted.
4. Arrange layers of beans, celery, almonds and cheese sauce in 1 1/2-quart casserole.
5. Top with crumbs; chill well. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until crumbs are brown and casserole is bubbly.
6. Serve hot