Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Green Beans

Thanksgiving there is so much to cook that the veggies always get forgotten at my house. How can a vegetable compete with turkey and gravy? Or sweet potatoes? I make a vegetable every year but frankly it is more out of obligation that I need one on the table rather than a love for the poor green thing. Not that there isn't always one person that comes to eat that is excited about the vegetable dish. My family is an odd mix. This is my FAST green bean dish. Prep time is minimal and the outcome is pretty and good tasting to top it.

1 bag of frozen green beans (hey its easy!)
4 slices of cooked and crumpled bacon
1 package slivered almonds
2 TB butter
salt and pepper

take the bag of frozen green beans and toss into a microwave. They all are pretty much microwavable now. I even microwave the ones that don't claim are microwavable. I microwave for four minutes on high. Remember this is Thanksgiving and EVERYTHING is starting to be of use so microwaving is the perfect option.

Now take the butter and microwave it in a small bowl until melted. The microwave was just used so it is warm and the butter will melt fast. Keep an eye on it.

Dump the green beans into your serving dish. sprinkle salt and pepper over, add the melted butter, almonds and the bacon. Mix up quickly and serve.


Missy Salsa said...

yum! everything tastes better with bacon IMO. :)

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