This section is from the book "Mrs. Allen's Cook Book", by Mrs. Ida C. Bailey Allen. See also: The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.
6 slices bacon 3 cupfuls cooked string beans
1 1/2 cupfuls milk
2 tablespoonfuls flour
Fry the bacon in a small pan. Reserve 2 tablespoonfuls of the fat in the pan, add the flour and, gradually, the milk, as in making white sauce. Cut the beans in inch pieces, turn them into the sauce and mix in the cooked bacon, cut in pieces. Season to taste, and serve on toast or plain.
Boil the beans until tender. Drain, and, while still hot, pour over vinagrette sauce made as described in asparagus vinagrette.