Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Green Beans a New Way

I'm always looking for new ways to do side dishes. Often cooking ideas just come to me, which is so weird because I was always the one who had to follow a recipe to the letter. Here is my latest inspiration. We had pork chops made simply with Redmond's Season Salt and thyme. The white stuff is not potatoes, it's mashed rutabaga. It's super simple, too. Peel, dice, boil until soft (just like potatoes). When fork tender, drain and add back to the pot. Add butter, salt and pepper to taste. Mash or blend. Done! Now for the green beans.
2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut
1 onion, chopped
1/2 pound white mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
salt & pepper to taste
bacon grease

Melt bacon grease in a large skillet. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add green beans and mushrooms. Cook with lid on for about 20 min. Add thyme, nutmeg, salt & pepper. Cook 10 more minutes or until done to your liking.



  1. Sounds yummy. I never knew how to cook rutabaga. I'm going to try it now.

    1. Rutabaga is yummy, Secret Mom. Just a note doesn't do well reheated (it gets bitter), so we make just enough for dinner.