Thursday, July 30, 2009

Garden Fresh Green Beans

I am quite literally buried in the garden harvest, canning jars, and freezer bags. So please excuse my quick little post this morning.

There is nothing like green beans fresh from the garden. That fresh bean taste just can't be found in anything canned or frozen. I like them so much that I eat quite a few straight from the vine while picking.

I can many of the beans we pick, but we often make a whole meal out of them. My favorite way to prepare fresh garden beans is to simply I fry little bacon with onion, then added a little water, and the green beans. Let it all simmer for awhile until the beans are tender. Sometimes I will just throw it all in the crock pot on low for the day. Then add a little salt and pepper. Cubed potatoes are a nice addition to this dish. Most of the time this bean dish becomes an entire meal with the addition of some homemade cornbread. It is quick, easy, and oh so delicious! In fact, this may be dinner tonight.

Now, back to the canning.

P.S. Don't forget that Saturday is the First. Please join us for Firsts on the First, and share something new you have tried recently!


  1. Loved your post! I love to can and am anxiously waiting for my beans to get them in the jars and lookin' good.

  2. I agree. There's NOTHING like fresh from the garden green beans. I make them like you do...with a little bacon, water, salt and onion. Usually there's a little garlic tossed in since I LOVE ME SOME GARLIC! I only have two problems: 1-there's never enough of them. 2-mine aren't ready for harvest yet! ;)

  3. Yummy!!!!

    I am getting hungry reading your blog tonight.



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