I almost always have a side kick in the kitchen with me. It’s a rare moment when they aren’t dying to help out with something. Taking advantage of that opportunity is a must. It’s our moment to connect, teach them something, and I can hand one of my duties to an eager pair of helping hands.
My oldest has started making full dinners on his own, but his sisters aren’t quite there yet. They do make some great side dishes though. All they need is some basic guidance and they are off to the races. By basic guidance, I mean a verbal explanation with a repeat back of what they heard, and I help lay out all of the ingredients. I typically watch from afar and don’t offer guidance unless I must. It always tastes delicious and they are more likely to eat what they make!
This dish is one of my all time favorites. It’s simple, it delicious, and it can be made in a variety of ways to fit your schedule. The instructions here say to pop it in the oven. You can also stir it on the stove top or freeze it and then cook it from frozen.
Happy green bean cooking!
Download the recipe here.