…NO! Not those kind of beans!
Green beans, silly! We have been generously endowed with Green Beans from the garden! While it is amazing, it’s a little overwhelming! I killed my hamstrings Sunday picking beans; so today, I paid the kids each a dollar to pick a basket of beans! They did a great job! However, my husband still got another HUGE bag of beans from under the cloaking leaves! All I can say is that I am SO thankful for bush beans, because trellising 4 rows of beans, and then picking them, would have been entirely too much!
We then had a special family bonding time last night… yes, you guessed it… snapping beans! Princess and Little Pea had a grand ol’ time washing them with the kitchen sink sprayer! And we ended up sitting in a circle on the living room floor snapping away and talking!
Here are a couple of tips for handling garden green beans:
1. A Princess must wear a beautiful handmade paper bow while snapping the beans.
Tonight… we can! No, I mean we can the beans… in jars! I’m trying to set my sights on a bleak winter night with garden beans on our dinner plates, even though I’m sure after tonight, I won’t want to see another bean for a while!
What goodies do you have from your garden?