I did not use the buttermilk or sherry, added water to the mix and put a little more flour because I double the amount of green beans to 8 cups. I used shitake mushrooms, whole milk and a small onion in order to replace the mushroom soup I couldn't find at Trader Joe's and I used onion pieces from Trader Joe's as a topping along with parmesan cheese as I like very little salt in my recipes. My 8 yr old daughter loved it and no MSG or artifical anything!!! Thank you!!!