Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Easy Thanksgiving Sides- Asparagus and Green Beans( a repost)

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough."
-- Meister Eckhardt

Just a couple of simple side dishes for last minute additions to the Thanksgiving table, or any meal.
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* 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
* 1 bunch fresh asparagus
* 3 cloves garlic, chopped
* sprinkling of Parmesan cheese


1. Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and asparagus spears; cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until asparagus is tender.Top with parmesan. If you like your asparagus well done, reduce heat and cook an additional 10 minutes.



* 5 (15 ounce) cans green beans, drained
* 7 slices bacon
* 2/3 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup butter, melted
* 7 teaspoons soy sauce
* 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the drained green beans in a 9x13 inch baking pan.
2. Cook bacon in a microwave on microwave-safe plate for 2 minutes until slightly cooked. Lay the bacon on top of the green beans.
3. Combine the brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Pour the butter mixture over the green beans and bacon. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.

Both recipes adapted from Allrecipes.com


  1. Great choices, always can use a good green side dish for my arsenal!! Thanks

  2. It looks very delicious. I think that green beans are great side dish for most of main dishes. Despite the fact that the Canadian Thanksgiving was few weeks ago I think that I will try this recipe on the next occasion which will be probably this weekend. I'm looking forward to taste it. Thanks for sharing it.

    Good luck,

  3. Yea! It's Thanksgiving week! Love the side dish ideas. I'm fighting very hard not to make that Green Bean Cassarole.

  4. These would both be delicious additions to the table. Love the string beans with that little touch of sweetness!

  5. Good to see sides posted for the Thanksgiving feast. Appreciating all these delicious ideas!

  6. I'm inspired to go beyond opening the can and heating in the microwave! Thanks Sherri =)