Friday, July 19, 2013

Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

First of all... guess what Jeff and I are doing tonight?! We're renewing our vows! Our church is hosting an event for all the married couples and we're all going to renew our vows and it's my one-and-only Bar studying break for the week and it's going to be amazing. We're both a little older and wiser now than we were on our wedding day, and we've come to appreciate our relationship and its sacramental significance and our role in leading each other to God more and more throughout the time we've been married, so it'll be kind of amazing to renew those vows with (almost) three years of growth (spiritually, emotionally, and otherwise-ly) behind us. 

Second of all, let's chat about green beans, shall we? (I tried to think of some witty segue between vow renewal and green beans, but I've got nothing.)

Ohhh my, these are so tasty! I could eat a bowl of them for lunch. Any recipe that makes you feel that way about green vegetables is a good recipe indeed! 


Recipe adapted from here.

salt and pepper
1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
6 tsp olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tsp grated lemon zest
1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
4 tsp dried parsley

1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook green beans until crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
2. In the same pot, heat 4 tsp olive oil over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. 
3. Return the beans to the pot. Add lemon zest and juice, remaining 2 tsp olive oil, and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Toss green beans to coat, and serve immediately.

(green beans cooking)

(cooked green beans)

(after adding the other stuff and tossing!)



1 comment:

  1. How great that your church offers that! I hope it was amazing! :)