If you’ve never snapped the ends off of green beans, you’ve missed out.
Of course, the confession comes now: I’m not a huge fan of the canned version of the vegetable. Neither are my boys.
When my husband and I were first married, I did often make the canned kind adding Cajun seasoning for some reason until he requested a break from that seasoning.
I used to try to make them for Easter brunch using frozen green beans. They don’t work well as a buffet brunch food over here as they tend to get cold quickly.
Funny realization that I had no idea what to do with fresh green beans. I knew to snap off the ends of them. Aw, that snap! Snap! So satisfying.
I ended up putting them in a pan with a little butter and salt and sauteing them for about 10 minutes. Turns out I do kind of like green beans after all.
Tonight we had a simple summer supper of ham steaks, sautéed green beans, fresh pineapple, and slices of toasted sourdough bread. These green beans were from the grocery store but I still enjoyed the snapping. They didn’t taste quite as good as our tiny crop but still so much better than the canned ones.
Fresh produce used to make simple summer meals is a highlight of the season for me. What’s your favorite fresh summer vegetable?
(Don’t forget to visit the 30 Days of Summer Blogging series hosted by myself and Rebecca from Proverbs 31 Mom)