Thursday, November 6, 2014
Simple On The Side
There haven't been many recipes posted here for a while. The kitchen is still open and we are still eating, but I've been cooking "non-recipe" things like baked sweet potatoes and cooked cabbage and an assortment of peas and beans. Just plain cooking. Very plain.
But I did try one new recipe this week that was on the back of the lima bean package. It was an easy way to get another vegetable into the meal. Would I serve this if Martha Stewart was coming to dinner? No. Would I make it again for us? Yes. Daddy-O liked it. I might even take it to a covered dish dinner.
It's certainly not fancy. But it's a step above plain lima beans (which we like.) Just a fun way to dress up a basic side dish. I might add a little more garlic next time.
ITALIAN LIMA BEANS
1 (12-oz) pkg. frozen baby limas
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 can (14.5-oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
Put frozen limas and bouillon cube in a saucepan and cover with water. Boil for 3 minutes, then reduce heat and cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain.
Add tomatoes (with juice), garlic and salt. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.