Friday, October 14, 2005

Simply Recipes & So Much Less

Well, I hate Blogger sometimes. I started out writing this post about these following beans and how if I had family, I'd for sure make these beans for them. And then it morphed into a hour rant about losing my Mom and Dad, my upcoming birthday and how I feel about all of that and more. (No surprise there, now. EH?) Then Blogger ate my post. FUCK. So, I'm done. I now don't have the emotional energy to re-write the sililoquy. Damn Blogger.

However, I still think you should make these green beans for your family because I sure as hell don't have a family to make them for. Hruuummphhh.

From Simply Recipes: Roasted Green Beans with Onions and Walnuts

Here is a flavorful alternative to boiling your beans - roasting them with a balsamic vinegar honey coating, topped with toasted walnuts.

1 lb green beans, stem ends snapped off
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
2 medium thin-sliced garlic cloves
1/2 medium yellow or red onion, cut into 1/2 inch thick wedges
1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts

1 Adjust oven rack to middle position, preheat oven to 450°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil (prevents burning on dark baking sheets, provides easy cleanup); spread beans and onions on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil; using hands, to coat evenly. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, toss to coat, and distribute in an even layer. Roast for 10 minutes.

2 While roasting, combine balsamic vinegar, honey, thyme, and garlic slices in a small bowl.

3 After beans and onions have roasted for 10 minutes, remove from oven. Drizzle vinegar honey mixture over the beans and onions; use tongs to coat evenly. Put back in the oven and continue to roast until onions and beans are dark golden brown in spots and beans have started to shrivel, about 12-15 minutes longer. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving dish, sprinkle with toasted chopped walnuts, and serve. Serves 4.

Simply Recipes, Adapted from recipe in Cook's Illustrated.

There is no light so perfect as that which shines
from an open fridge at 2 a.m.
--Nigel Slater


Anonymous beck said...

I know what you mean. When my blog eats my posts I want to pound the keyboard and pitch it! ugh....

Hugs to you and Luna... I hope you'll feel more relaxed. Have you been out on the boat lately?

5:24 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

The green beans sound delicious.

They also sound like a great dish to bring to a gathering of friends, who probably love you and like to think of you as family.


6:52 PM  

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