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I started this blog a long time ago as when it was "What's Cooking at My house" and before my mad photography skills kicked in and before we went gluten free. With that said you never know what you might find here. There's a little something for everyone I believe. But my hope is to provide more recipes with better photos to tempt your tummy. *smile*

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bacon + Fresh Green Beans= Happy Taste Buds!

I know that veggies are best for you and more nutritious when eaten raw. And I do eat them raw, a lot. BUT when you want your veggies cooked and you want to make them happy then look no further than bacon.
A little bacon makes my green beans happy!
Here’s what you do.
First get ya some of that good bacon without the nitrates and junk in it. I spend a little more money on the good kind because we really don’t eat a lot of bacon, but when we do I don’t want it to be full of junk.
Second, lay the whole thing of bacon out flat and cut off a 1/4 of it. Then cut it into bite size pieces in a skillet and cook until crispy.
Next, take your cooked bacon and drain it on a paper towel until ready to use.
What your left with is what I like to call “liquid gold”. Just go a head and leave that in your pan.  If it’s any more than a TBS, I usually take a little out. Now at this point you can add a chopped onion and sauté’ it until done and THEN add the green beans, but I didn’t do that on this occasion and it was just fine. Trust me.
Don’t these green beans look good? Good but not happy.
Take those fresh green beans and throw them in the skillet with the bacon grease and a 1/3 cup of water and simmer covered for 20-25 minutes.
They should look just about like this when done. Go ahead and salt and pepper to taste. I even throw in a little garlic powder.
Now is the time to make those green beans happy. Take your cooked bacon and toss it in with your green beans and heat through.
Now THESE are happy green beans.
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