Green Beans and Mushrooms for the Win (Easy Thanksgiving Veggie)
If you are a semi-faithful follower, you know I’m not the cook of the two of us. But I have raised a family so food was involved. When my family comes today, we are not very divided eaters. We have the meat-eaters and the non-meat-eaters. My husband and I have been meat-free for 20 years now and some of our kids are now onboard, so what’s a cook to do on a holiday? Of course, we cook for both.
It really is such an easy solution that I wonder why anyone asks me about it. Here’s the deal. Every meal has vegetables and salad, so the non-meat-eaters just eat those. To me, the meat is just an extra thing on the table. It’s been so many years; I don’t even notice it. There’s plenty of other good food to eat so there is no need worry about your non-meat eaters. They will figure it out.
So, for Thanksgiving, we have Turkey and dressing, and lots of great veggies. Everyone is happy!
One of my favorite veggies dishes is fresh green beans with mushrooms. They are yummy, filling, so easy to make and go with any meal. Thanksgiving is a perfect time for green beans.
Here’s how I do them:
- I usually get mine from the grocery store or SAMS. SAMS has bigger packages and are usually available in the produce section.
- Snap or cut off the ends if needed.
- Put a small amount of water in skillet, put the washed beans in skillet, cover, and simmer for about five minutes. (You could do this in the microwave too.)
- Pour off the water, add butter and saute for another five minutes or until it’s the firmness you enjoy. Some people like them more cooked than others.
- In a separate skillet sauté mushrooms in butter.
- Add mushrooms to the green beans and add garlic seasoning. Salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy! Hugs, Chrys