Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Green Beans - Caity

These green beans are a staple of all our holiday meals, particularly Christmas and Thanksgiving. I have been making them for a really, really, really long time. The recipe is from the American Girl Cookbook (it was Felicity's recipe to be exact) and it's been a really, really, really long time since I had an American Girl doll, so that should give you some sort of time frame.  

I stopped using the cookbook after a couple times of making the green beans and it disappeared a couple of years later. I don't remember what the original recipe was exactly but it has become something very simple, just a couple of ingredients with lots of flavor. I hope you enjoy and have a happy Thanksgiving!!!!! 

Serves about 4 (depending on how much you like green beans)

Two years ago: Thanksgiving Stuffing

what you'll need:

1 lb of green beans
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 lemon
salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. While you're waiting, clean and discard any gross parts of the green beans. 

Put the green beans in the water and cook for 5 or so minutes. They should still be very crunchy but should not taste raw. Strain the green beans and return to the pot and turn heat to very low.

Pour in the heavy cream and give a good stir. Zest the lemon half and give the lemon a good squeeze over the beans. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and remove from heat. Garnish with a slice of lemon, serve warm and enjoy! 

Two years ago: Thanksgiving Stuffing

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