Over the weekend, we went to a Valentine’s Day party with a big group of friends. Instead of having it catered, several of us got together, planned the meal, and then each of us were responsible for 40 servings of one item.
Because my friends know me, they knew it was best to assign me something that involved OPENING UP BAGS OF FROZEN FOOD. So, I was assigned green beans.
Although, if I do say so myself, I make really good green beans–even if they’re so simple it’s almost embarrassing to tell you. But it’s short and sweet, which is what I need today, since I’m much too busy pulling together the details for a 2nd grade Valentine class party. Let’s hear it for the homeroom moms, no?
Anyhoo…here’s my green bean trick: I cook either the frozen variety (Hubs’ favorite) or the canned variety (my favorite) in butter, sugar, chicken broth, and garlic. And now you’re going to want to know amounts, and I’m horrible at guessing–but for two cans of green beans I’d estimate 3-4 tbsp of butter, 2-3 tbsp of sugar, two chicken bouillon cubes, and 1/2 tsp of garlic. Plus salt and pepper to taste, of course. If that doesn’t taste right, it means I’ve guessed wrong, so tweak it until it’s delish. This is the only green thing my two year old will put in her stubborn little mouth, so these beans make a regular appearance at the Dryer family table.
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