We are still enjoying harvest after harvest from our small family garden. My children eat so many veggies in the summer and fall — if they grow it, they will eat it. They are excited everyday to check the garden. This Mama has such a grateful heart knowing that my babies grew, watered and now pick and rinse the veggies.
As soon as I receive them all cleaned up, I show such gratitude and get the pans ready. I start chopping and get an assembly line of children to help in prep. My Tator-Tot snapped the ends off all the green beans here and I chopped up the zucchini. I simply sliced it lengthwise and ran my knife down and cut off the seeds. I proceeded to cut into small, bite size pieces before throwing into the pan. If you pick them smaller, there are less seeds to deal with.
We just placed the prepared green beans in a large kettle with a few pats of melted butter. Saute’ the beans until desired crunchiness. My family likes them all browned up in color and ‘bendable”. (Of course, I sample here and there until Mama likes.) I also sprinkled some dried minced onions from a local Mennonite store and BAM!! Fresh, pure deliciousness.
Zucchini is just as easy — a few pats of butter and saute’ until it turns to this beautiful, golden brown color. I did not add anything else to the zucchini but I certainly will when my children bring me some of their onions or other fresh produce.
I am going to make some garlic butter soon and kick our veggies up a notch. My mouth is watering, we love our veggies — we had a large bucket of beans and two zucchinis gone within minutes!
For the love of our Beans and Zucchini!