Tomorrow is Christmas Day. In six days my one and only baby girl turns 22 years old. In seven days she will be Mrs Bohanan. This is her last Christmas Eve as a single person and our last Christmas as a family of three. As much as I want to keep her all to myself forever we can’t wait to be a family of four. Our soon to be son in law is an amazing young man who loves our daughter very much. And my cooking…so I guess we will keep him.
My mother introduced me to Bragg Liquid Aminos several months ago and it has almost changed my life. Really. It has eliminated the need for Worcestershire, soy or any other dark and earthy liquid seasoning. And this combo blows the doors of anything else I’ve made. 100% of the people I’ve fed this to have gone back for seconds. My sister even asked for the recipe. My sister…the pastry chef….asked me…for a recipe. That means it’s pretty darn good.
For our last Christmas Eve as three I started with a smoked turkey breast from one of my attorneys. I can’t imagine how many thousands of dollars that chunk of turkey meat cost me but at least it was quite yummy. We are trying to eat a little healthier as a family this wedding week at Christmas so I chose to only add a vegetable and a fruit as a side. My husband said it would have been perfect with a yeast roll but he was very happy even without it.
- 1 bag Trader Joes Extra Fine French Green Beans
- 1 carton (1 quart) Trader Joes Organic Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
- 1/2 cup Bragg Liquid Aminos
- 1/4 cup toasted almond slivers
Add everything but the almond slivers to a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Leave on a brisk simmer loosely covered for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender. Add the toasted almond sliver and simmer 5 more minutes. Serve immediately. I hope you made enough…they are going to want more!
Shown with Granny Green’s Fried Apples and 4 oz Smoked Turkey Breast