With all of the home grown goodness popping up all over Indiana this time of year and not having a garden yet myself due to the move, I picked up three pounds of green beans a couple of days ago. Had my bag been bigger it could have easily become ten.
I haven't yet expanded my canning experience to beans but I'm more partial to the blanch and freeze method for taste. Just love that "snap!" of freshness and the green flavor they pack in when sauteed even weeks later. All they will really need is a slab of butter and some sea salt to hit the spot, but add some onion, bacon, and a dash of vinegar and they steal the show. I'll have to share that recipe at a later time - thanks to my mum for that one. Spoiler alert: it's amazing. Even Mr. Midwest gobbles down those veggies.
Speaking of Mr. Midwest, I had some help snapping beans tonight in our work-in-progress kitchen. As we filled each other in about our work days and schemed of what project to tackle this weekend (if I can catch up on laundry I'll chalk it as a win) I had a quiet realization - It's only been a month, but this, this feels like home.