Green beans aren’t exactly exciting and when we grow them, we eat them so often that I get tired of them. I can the ones from the garden and have never liked home frozen green beans. OK . . I’m probably crazy but to me, they always taste a bit mushy. But, when I buy storebought frozen ones, they taste better.
When we were in Missouri, we drove over to Fort Scott, KS, which sounds far but it’s maybe 20 miles. There’s a little home cooking type restaurant we love there – Aunt Toadies. The best part – pie for $2/slice. It isn’t always like traditional pie but it’s always delicious. The coconut pie is somewhere between coconut pie and a coconut cake and I could eat an entire pie. Vince, Chad, Nicole and Addie will try different pies but I only get coconut. Come to think of it, Addie may only get peanut butter.
Anyway, when we were there last, Vince and I went for lunch one day (but we all went back for dinner one evening too). Vince and I got the lunch special which included green beans and they were the Italian type green beans and they had just a hint of cinnamon.
Yesterday evening we went to get onions to plant and it’s the same place that has fresh and frozen veggies. They had those Italian frozen green beans so we bought some and I cooked them today.
I cooked them right after breakfast because I had cooked bacon in the pot so why wash the pot, then come back 6 hours later and put bacon grease back in the pot for the beans?
I sprinkled just a bit of cinnamon in there after they were done cooking. Oh, they are so good. I fixed a little prep bowl with about 2 spoonfuls of beans and asked Vince to try them. Next thing I knew, he was in the kitchen fixing himself a bowl of green beans.
I’ve been in the sewing room knitting with Boots while Vince was in the house watching a show I don’t like. The thought just occurred to me . . there may not be any beans left for dinner. I’m waiting for a break in the rain to run back to the house and get dinner finished.