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Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Mess of Green Beans n New Potatoes

While in Colorado last weekend my friend said she was going to get some green beans and new potatoes to cook when she got home.
Her husband was in charge of bagging up some beans but didn't know how many to get.
He'd put a few in the bag and hold it up for his wife to see, then ask her if this was enough for a "mess".
We discussed how many beans it takes to make a "mess" and finally decided it didn't seem to make a difference. A "mess" of green beans were always just enough. :)

After all the talk about beans and new potatoes I had to bring some home for myself, they sounded sooo good.

I fried a few strips of bacon...

sauteed minced onion and garlic in the bacon drippings..

added the green beans..

and cubed new potatoes.....

then covered them with chicken stock, letting them simmer til tender...

added salt and pepper and butter to taste and topped with the crumbled crisp bacon..

my mess of green beans-n-new potatoes with fresh sliced tomato...

My friends were right.... A "mess" is just enough! :)


LindaG said...

Looks really awesome, too. :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Linda! Hope you're having a nice week. :)

Old Smoke said...

Great lookin' mess ya got there.....:)

I've never had "taters 'n green beans" they sure look good We'll have to try soon.....

btw...We had a thunder shower here Wed. morning @ 4 AM (yep I was up and NOOOOO! leaks in the new patio it lasted all of 3 minutes....I sent the rest of the rain your way.....I hope it gets there....:)

Happy Trails

cowgirl said...

Thanks Rick! :)
Great news on the rain and no leaks. lol Bet your new patio looks nice!
Lookin' forward to the rain, I'll let you know when it gets here! :)

Rueben said...

Cowgirl, hadn't tried that in a while. I love that dish. That will be on my list this week.
I see you have been real busy. How your arms holding out?
I hope everything is back to normal. Doesn't look like you were held back at all.
Your traveling and cooking has been just awesome.
I'll be in New Mexico first part of September and then off to Cali to visit family.
Hope this weekend brings you a ton of fun.
Rueben [:{

cowgirl said...

Rueben thank you so much! I'm finding out I can't hold still very well, it's almost impossible. lol so the arms are healing slowly.
I love your new grill, Your son is so talented!
Sounds like you have a nice trip in the near future. Hope all goes well for you.
Thanks again friend. :)

Anonymous said...

Gonna make it. We plant Kentucky Wonder pole beans because the flavor can't be beat. Problem is they get stings if you let them get too big. Stingless beans don't seem to have the flavor.
Got a favorite bean?

cowgirl said...

Anonymous Kentucky Wonders are my favorite too!!
You're right, you have to pick them young to avoid the strings but they are still my first choice for planting.
I'm not much help, but Thanks for stopping by! :)

wannabe chef said...

My mom used to make a dish with fresh peas and new potatoes in a wonderful cream sauce this reminded me a little of those days.

cowgirl said...

Chef that sounds great!! I love creamed peas but have never tried them with new potatoes. Bet I'd love it!
Thanks for posting, I'm gonna try it. :)