I am in a vegetable slump in my house.
Partly due to the facts that:
- I am a picky eater. Think that kid you hate your children to invite over to dinner because they only pick at everything on the plate.
- I get sick of things easily, especially food.
- I eat a low carbohydrate diet, and so vegetables such as: corn, peas, and potatoes, which the kiddos like; are not an option.
One vegetable I love is green beans. They can not be frozen or canned though, only fresh. They are an affordable vegetable, we bought ours last night for $1.20/lb. and work well with a variety of flavors.
Here is a green bean that got rave reviews on our table last night, and that I hope will do the same for you.
- a large pot with a lid
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 1 lb fresh green beans, ends snipped off (perfect project for a wiggly child)
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 c. pinenuts, chopped
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- black pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt (yes, again)
Return the hot pot to the stove. Melt the butter on MEDIUM heat. Add the pine nuts and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring constantly until the butter browns and the pine nuts turn mostly golden or brown. Remove the pot from the heat. Add the green beans and the 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir to combine. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine. Add the pepper and additional salt if needed.