Tuscan Green Beans.
The next few pictures do not necessarily reflect the beliefs or appetite of the writer.
Did you think I’ve been hijacked?
Well, I haven’t.
A few weeks ago, on Derby Day, we went to a fabulous dinner with Mr. How Sweet’s parents and some friends.
I must have had one too many mint julep’s, because I actually found the green beans to be appetizing.
I didn’t try any, because taking food away from Mr. How Sweet or one of his friend’s is like trying to wrangle raw meat from a hungry lion.
But I’ve been thinking of them ever since, so here they are.
Like all vegetables, after the first few bites I was ready to spit the rest out.
Trust me, it was delicious, but my mouth is anti-veggie and it just isn’t happening.
Instead, I proudly picked out all the shaved parmesan.
A surefire way to get those pesky veggie-haters in your life to eat vegetables is the perfect seasoning and a boatload of cheese.
And, no, I did not forget bacon – it just didn’t fit the Tuscan theme.
Tuscan Green Beans
4 cups fresh green beans
1/2 cup fresh chopped tomato
1/4 cup shaved parmesan
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
salt & pepper to taste
Prepare green beans as desired (I steamed mine). In a large bowl toss green beans and tomatoes with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Top with shaved parmesan.
Peace out, green beans.
I won’t be able to eat you again for approximately 6.82 years.