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This week I’ll be posting an easy recipe for Thanksgiving. Our US bingo buddies only have a couple days before the big dinner so if you’re doing the cooking or if you’re supposed to bring a dish here is a tasty side dish for you. These green beans are my favorite holiday side dish and are super tasty. My daughter loves green beans-with ketchup. I know it sounds kinda gross but at least she’s eating her vegetables, right?
Green Beans with Fresh Cranberries
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbsp. fresh tarragon, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced and pressed
- 1 cup cranberries
- 2 Tbsp. margarine
- 1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut on the diagonal
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the beans and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.Drain the beans in a colander and hold under cold running water to stop the cooking process. Blot the beans with a paper towel to remove the excess water.Put the beans into a dry skillet and heat over medium heat until the remaining moisture on the beans evaporates. Stir in the margarine, cranberries, garlic, parsley, tarragon, salt, and pepper, tossing to coat well.Cook until heated through.
Although holidays can be stressful if you plan ahead you can have a great time. Sometimes getting together with your family is a cause for stress. Some families don’t get along as well as others; funny enough I noticed today on the show, The Talk, that one of the guests suggested playing Dysfunctional Family Bingo to lighten up the mood. Call it like you see it: sibling rivalry, hormonal imbalance, questionable parenting? Bingo! Sounds interesting to say the least.
Hopefully your Thanksgiving is relatively stress free. Travel safe and enjoy the time with your family and friends. We wish you a happy and healthy thanksgiving weekend. Also, have fun shopping if you’re heading out into the madness.
Happy Thanksgiving bingo buds!