Whoo-hoo. I ususally bring Scalloped Corn. I 've tried unsuccessfully to slip in different cranberry compotes over the years too, but that side of the family only likes the canned jelly kind which is considered Ruined if the can marks are disturbed.
My BIL called me last night and asked me to bring Green Beans. After 30 some years of making corn casserole, only at holiday time, It is refreshing to be asked to bring something else.
I am thinking of making whole baby green beans with a red wine vinegar, olive oil dijon, garlic, and fresh snipped rosemary - sauce. Maybe a little lemon juice and some small onion ring slices mixed in. Let this marinate.
I won't call it a Salad, even though the sauce suspiciously resembles 3 bean salad minus 2 beans. Serve it at room temperature and I get points for freeing up oven space too.