Sunday, May 30, 2010

Green Bean Supreme!

Apparently my literary genius has allowed me to progress from alliterative titles to rhyyyyyming!  Go Me!

John and I are actually away for the weekend (remind me to thank Blogger for allowing posts to be written in advance and posted later!).  Since we are frugal and like to eat well, we packed lots of things to munch on....

You get the picture, I'm sure.
In addition to all of that, because that is just not enough for 3 days, 2 nights, I made a green bean dish.  This dish is special to me, because it was one of the first "grown-up" dishes I made in my first apartment.  I made it for a dinner party in 2006 with chicken, but it is good without it, too.
It is seriously SO EASY to make.  It was perfect for this trip because it keeps well and can be served cold.  

First, snip the ends off some green beans.
Next, boil them until the are bright green.  When they are, plunge them in cold water to stop them from cooking.
While the beans are cooking, mix up the sauce.  It is 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.  I don't like to taste pepper, so I exclude it.  Feel free to follow suit. 
If you juiced your oranges, drink the excess.
Then, mix it all together.  It is fun topped with slivered almonds!

This recipe was also posted on Two For Tuesday at A Moderate Life



  1. Thanks Jackie for posting this recipe at the Two for Tuesday Recipe Blog carnival! I love that you shared such a special dish when you finally became a "grownup". Food and cooking is so emotionally bound to the heart! :) Alex

  2. This is a wonderful dish...and the fact that it's so meaningful to you makes it even better. Great flavor combo :D