this is a great side dish for, well, anything! i'm having it tonight with beef stroganoff.
green beans almondine
1 lb green beans
1 tbs butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
wash green beans. cut or snap off ends. cut however you choose (i leave them whole because i think they're prettier that way). steam beans for about 1 minute. melt butter in frying pan, add garlic and prepped beans. i add them at the same time because garlic burns easily. having something else in pan will prevent that. saute until beans are just done, but still *bright green.add almonds, toss and serve warm.
*loss of color=loss of nutrients. don't overcook your veggies!