To bake in oven, combine ingredients in ungreased 2-quart casserole. Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 45 minutes.
Thyme, a member of the mint family, is related to basil, marjoram and oregano. The stems of the plant are twiglike with small oval leaves. For most dishes, strip leaves from stems, though whole sprigs can be used in soups and stews if they're removed before serving. Thyme blends well with other herbs, enhancing but not overpowering them. The slightly pungent, spicy flavor is especially good with dried bean recipes. Dried thyme is available in whole-leaf or ground versions.