Brett and I are hosting Thanksgiving dinner here. My parents, grandma, and brother will be arriving the day of so it’s up to me and my sister-in-law Kimi to do the cooking. She’s already offered to do the rolls. Whew. Her rolls are a labor of love. I love her.
My goal is to keep dinner really simple. Here’s what I’m thinking–
♦ The bird = two turkey breast roasts from Costco. One will be roasted in the oven, and the other one grilled. Really excited about grilling a turkey!
♦ Rolls = homemade by my SIL!
♦ The sides = mashed ‘taters, sweet ‘taters, stuffing, and these simple Roasted Garlic & Herb Buttered Green Beans.
Side note- I don’t love classic green bean casserole. It’s just not my must-have Thanksgiving side dish (that would be the stuffing).
But I do love green beans, so I made these super simple green beans that are much lighter, healthier and have great flavor! I simply sautéed green beans in Private Selection’s new Roasted Garlic & Herb Finishing Butter and topped them with toasted almonds.
I tell my kids the green beans are green french fries and they fall for it every time.
Don’t think I forgot about dessert. There will of course be dessert- I’m thinking Razzleberry Pie (Marie Calendar’s- it’s my dad’s favorite!), pumpkin pie, and banana cream elcair pie.
Sounds simple enough right? Now to make my grocery list and get shopping!
- 2 cups fresh or frozen green beans
- 1 clover of garlic, minced
- 3 tbsp Private Selection Garlic & Herb Finishing Butter (found in Kroger family stores)
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1. Blanch green beans in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and place in an ice bath for 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- 2. Heat 1/2 tbsp of Garlic & Herb Butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add slivered almonds, cook and stir frequently until almonds are a golden-brown color. Remove from heat and set aside.
- 3. Heat another large saucepan with 2 tbsp of Garlic & Herb Butter over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for a few minutes, then add the green beans and sauté for about 5-6 minutes until cooked and slightly tender (but still crisp).
- 4.Toss in slivered almonds. Season with salt and pepper and serve and add remaining tbsp of roasted garlic butter. Serve warm.