Warning! Warning!

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

Serves 3-4

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.