March 3, 2008

Green Beans with Mushrooms & Shallots

I decided to focus a bit more on side dishes this week. It seems like I serve the same side dishes each week with no pizazz. Not that my family has a problem with it, it's more me... I like to change things up to keep dinner interesting. Also, if I can find some fantastic side dishes that are a snap to put together I can get excited about the extra veggie servings I really should be eating each day.

In an effort to make my purchase of the new Ellie Krieger cookbook worth it, I selected another recipe to try, Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots. I must say that choosing this recipe was a no-brainer. The combination of green beans, mushrooms and shallots is guaranteed to work well together. Luckily, I have a fantastic produce market where I was able to find fantastic green beans, mushrooms and shallots.

The green beans are steamed in the microwave and have a nice snappy crisp-ness to them which is complimented by the the sauted shallots and mushrooms. I used a combination of white button mushrooms and baby bellas, so there was a filling "meatiness" to this dish. I had some of the leftovers for lunch today and it really was quite a nice lunch on it's own. This recipe was very easy to throw together and if you have your act together more than I do, you can prep everything ahead of time and all you have to do is the quick 10 minutes worth of cooking while the main dish finishes up.



Mansi Desai said...

Hi Patsy! got here from Kevin's blog...this dish looks great and so healthy too! I'm hositng WBB-Balanced Breakfasts event on my blog this month and it'd be nice if you could send in something!:)

Patsyk said...

I'd love to submit something. I checked the rules and will see what I can come up with!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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