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Monday, June 4, 2012

Green Beans & Tomatoes

   Today we were able to harvest some fresh green beans and cherry tomatoes from the garden.  The tomatoes were so plump and great tasting.   So much better than from the store.
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Fresh green beans & cherry tomatoes from our garden

How to prepare and cook Fresh Green Beans

    First, wash off the green beans.  Once they are clean, snap off the ends of the green beans and then cut the green beans into 1" to 1 1/2" pieces.  
garden fresh produce, fresh green beans, fresh tomatoes, cherry tomatoes


   Cut up some fresh onion or use dried onion and saute' it in some bacon grease.
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   Once the onions are softened, add in the green beans and cook them for 2-3 minutes.  Then add in one can of chicken broth and turn up the stove to medium-to-high and let it cool for 20 minutes.
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    And here is a plate of fresh green beans we had for supper.  To be honest, we did not cook them for 20 minutes.  My hubby and teenage son couldn't wait that long.  They ate them after it cooked for 5 minutes.  They were still crisp!
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Ready to eat

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25 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for linking this up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I just love fresh veggies. Ours aren't anywhere near ready yet, but I am certainly looking forward to them! :-)

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    1. Lisa, it was my pleasure. You are a wonderful host.

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  2. Yummy fresh veggies! Can't wait for it to get warm enough here in Maine! That's if the rain doesn't ruin our gardens :/ Stoppin by from Wknd Whatever :) www.simplyhelpinghim.com

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    1. Wow! Too much rain there, huh? It is super dry here. We are fighting to keep our garden alive from the drought. Good luck to us both! :-)

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    1. You are always welcome to stop by! I love feeding company. Everyone who knows me knows that you do not come to my house unless you want fed because I WILL feed you! ;-)

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  4. Oh yummy! Home grown always does taste better doesn't it!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Jill, I agree. Home grown is the best! I appreciate you allowing me to link up with you each week!

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  5. Yummy! Bugs got most of our beans but we were still able to pick some and eat them fresh out the garden. Next year I want to plant lots more and be more diligent about the bugs! :)

    Thanks for linking up at Thrifty Thursday!

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  6. I'm just starting to get my feet wet in the veggie world but this is one recipe that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on Workin' It Mondays :)

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  7. So yummy looking and now it really has me craving some, lol! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

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  8. Your beans sound so good. I hadn't thought of cooking them in chicken stock but what a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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  9. amen nice post thanks for sharing looking for to visit more..blessings from arnhem

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  10. I was just given a bunch of these from my mom's garden and didn't know what to do with them :)
    thanks!! Kathy
    Made my way over from Covered in Grace party!

    http://carysandcharlie.blogspot.com

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    1. Kathy, thanks for directing me to your blog. I checked it out and am your newest follower. ;-) Thanks for dropping by!
      Melody

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  11. These look amazingly delish! I need to get into veggie making! Thanks for sharing!
    Your newest follower,
    -Jen
    http://www.littlemissalizzi.com/

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    1. Jen, thank you for stopping by and for becoming a follower. It is much appreciated. Headed to your site now!
      Melody

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  12. Yum! I also have an abundance of garden green beans. Loving it :)

    graceforthat.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi! Thanks for dropping by. Heading to your link now.
      Melody

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  13. I make mine like this,too. My sixteen year old daughter absolutely loves them this way and is always sneaking them from the pot as they are cooking! My girls and I finished off a small pan of these yummy beans the other day before the guys even got in the door for lunch! I had canned the rest of them, and decided to just cook what was left over, but these were too tempting to let go:) I am so glad they love their veggies:)

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    1. Feed kids fresh veggies and they'll balk at store-bought. I am glad your family loves them too!

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  14. the less liquid you can put in them the better. I cook all the liquid out with no lid on and then let them fry a bit. This makes them so good until there wont be left overs. I had a cousin come stay with us for a couple weeks one summer, he was about 15 years old I guess. That boy loved my green beans and would eat 2 whole quarts right by himself. Don't know HOW he didn't get sick! LOL

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    1. My hubby and teenage son are the same way. I never can preserve any because they eat them as fast as I can make them. :-)

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  15. Yum, that looked/sounded great. I like to cook bacon, crumble it, drain a little of the grease off (not all) and then add the green beans and chicken broth. I agree, fresh from the garden is the best. Ruins you for store produce!

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    1. Marla, that is another great way to do it and adds a really nice flavor to them. Thanks for sharing and I hope you'll stop by again soon!

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