Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Grandma's Green Beans (See Jane Make)


My grandma was a pretty incredible lady.  She was a Marine during WWII, sewed like a champ, cooked a mean Thanksgiving dinner and would let me watch cable, eat bon-bons and drink Sprite when I'd stay home sick from school (sometimes my mom would take me over there if she couldn't stay home with me the whole day).

The other day I was asking my mom for her cold green bean recipe and she reminded me that they were my Grandma's recipe (she posted it to allrecipes here).  Not only are they delicious (and super garlicky) but they're super simple to make and are a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, rather than the standard salad at lunch.  Of course, if my Grandma were still here today, she'd probably slip me some Wurther's candy or cookies before serving me vegetables--and that's why she was so great.


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22 comments

Kendra said...

Ohh these look insanely delicious! Your grandma seems like she was quite the lady! :)

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Ruth said...

Your grandma sounded like a terrific woman!

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modern Suburbanites said...

your grandma sounds like a fabulous lady!

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Taylor said...

ahh i love beans! and this recipe looks fantastic. more importantly, though, your grandmom sounded like one spectacular lady. a marine in wwii? impressive.

Collections said...

wow this looks so good.

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MrsLord said...

I'm totally going to have to try these!!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Happy Thursday!
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Justyn
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Kate said...

Ah! These look tasty and like I could easily transport them in my lunch box to eat for lunch at work! Thanks for the recipe!
Kate from ummmnowwhat.blogspot.com

thenauticalwheeler said...

awww That's so sweet! Will definitely try the recipe, sounds yummy!

From Brooklyn with love,

Jen

kenda said...

i just looked at the recipe, and this really sounds good. i've got to give this a try soon while i'm on my new year's healthy eating kick.

kenda said...

i just looked at the recipe, and this really sounds good. i've got to give this a try soon while i'm on my new year's healthy eating kick.

skippysays said...

Your grandma sounds like a pretty fantastic lady who had her priorities straight- i'm all about candy before vegetables :)
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Lisa Griffin said...

your grandma sounds pretty awesome! plus so do these garlicy shiny beans yummmm
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Josie said...

YUMMY! These sound absolutely amazing!
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Anonymous said...

It looks so yummy and healthy!

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Mademoiselle Classy said...

It looks so yummy and healthy!

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Carrie said...

I can't wait to try these! Just printed off the recipe. I could eat green beans all day every day. Hands down my favorite veggie, so I love to see variety!

Daisy said...

those green beans just made my mouth water! looks delicious!

ChromaCraze said...

Looks so yummy! I'm definitely going to try this. I love eating cold green beans!

Little House of Limes said...

your grandma rocks a mean bean salad! thanks for sharing xx

debbiecutieface.com said...

yum. I love green beans. And your grandma was a Marine? That's pretty awesome.

Chloe Jacqueline said...

Your grandma totally rocks!! This looks amazing!