I like it when things just naturally fall into place. For example,
I am still on my spending freeze, and so I was trying to think of a way to use up this giant can of green beans. Normally I would do a traditional green bean casserole, but I didn’t have all the ingredients. I found this recipe for Green Beans the Greek Way from 2 Broke Vegans. With a few changes, I turned this boring can of green beans into something really wonderful.
I chopped up lots of onion and garlic, along with the now infamous oddly shaped potato I blogged about yesterday. It was kind of sad cutting up the potato, I found I had grown fond of it whilst taking its picture.
It made three servings. I know some people will be scandalized by the use of canned green beans instead of fresh. Well, I actually really like the canned ones. I think it’s because they’re just soaking in salt water – I could eat them plain, straight from the can. I know Greeks are fond of fresh food, and probably if I were on Tinos where those little bushes covered in yellow flowers are growing all over the side of the road, I’d be out there with the yiayia and papou we drove by, picking fresh green beans all day long. But since we don’t have those plants growing wild here and I’m too lazy to grown them myself or even steal them from my mom’s garden, and far too lazy to can them and wait for them to soak up all the delicious saltiness….well, you get the idea.