Monday, June 22, 2009

Molly's Green Beans

We have just started, in the last two weeks, getting good veggies from the garden. It has mostly been squash and peppers so far but today we got a mess of green beans and cucumbers. We were all pretty excited about our first fresh green beans. A little while later I was yapping on the phone with Dawn and I went downstairs to find Molly sitting in the floor with two pots popping beans and I found sliced cucumbers on the counter. When she finished popping the beans I offered her a bullion cube (that's how we season our beans here) and she filled the pot with water and started cooking. When they were done she ate 3 plates FULL! I thought it was the cutest thing! The girl wanted beans so she cooked some beans! LOL! I went back for seconds too.
I told her now that I know she can cook beans that will be her job from now on. I just need to teach her to get the strings and the end pieces off, but I gotta say, she didn't do bad at all for her first mess of beans! From the seed to our mouths she had a part in all of it, she was one proud little girl. I'm one proud mama too.

6 comments:

Lauren said...

That is too cute, what a domestic little girl you've got there! I'm jealous of her green beans, they're so good when they're homegrown and it's one of the only green vegitables I like much. Good luck with the rest of the garden!

Dawn said...

Yum! those look so good, so much so we are going to have green beans with our dinner tonight! Send Molly up so she can pop them for me. BTW did you ever take her to get her candy?

Meghan said...

How cute. We haven't had much from the garden yet, but we're in Alaska so I'm thinking another month or so.

Molly said...

Aaw! There's nothing like fresh veggies from the garden...especially when you helped in the process! Way to go, Molly! :)

We like fresh green beans broiled in the oven, too! They are YUMMY! It sounds strange, I know, but they are great! You drizzle a bit of olive oil on the, sprinkle on some garlic powder and salt, then broil them until they get brown spots on them...turning them in the process. They get a little nutty flavor to them and are delicious! I have some in the oven right now...send Molly on over and she can have some with us! :)

Goosegirl said...

Those beans do look yummy! What a smart and resourceful girl you have there!

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Misty said...

Ok, I just found your blog from another blog with the pillowcase dress tutorial...thanks. And we have those plates :) Love them :)