Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Eat your vegetables!

Typically when I serve green beans, I do so from a can with just salt & pepper. Sounds delicious right? Well, no - they're not. They're edible, but our family really just always takes the token (smallish) helping and then we move on to the more preferred sides. Tonight, I decided to actually fancify my green beans up a little. I drained them and put them in a casserole dish with a tiny amount of margerine and a little brown sugar. Then, I microwaved some bacon (just a little to lessen the necessary baking time) and placed it on top. The whole process took about 2 minutes. 30 minutes or so baking, and WOW what a difference! Matt ate 3 helpings. What? Did I just say that?? YES - Matt had 3 helpings of a green vegetable! Now, these fancified green beans definitely have more sugar, more fat, more "bad stuff." However, the flip side is that my family is actually eating green beans! Next time I might try it without the bacon. That will still leave the green beans sugary, but not nearly as fatty!


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  2. Have you ever tried adding a couple cups of vinegar to your green beans? It really gives them a unique flavor.

    Seriously, try using Splenda brown sugar if you want avoid so many empty calories. We've been using it quite a bit and I can't tell the difference.

  3. haha - matt did say that i should volunteer to take the green beans to grannie's house next week.