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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bacon and Vinegar Glazed Sugar Snap Peas

A new recipe for dinner tonight. Another big hit.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of bacon, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh sugar snap peas
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 packets of sweetener
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cook the minced bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the fat has rendered out and the bacon has begun to crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside, leave the bacon fat in the skillet. Add the sugar snap peas, and toss to coat with the fat. Cook and stir until just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Pour in the balsamic vinegar, sugar, and cooked bacon. Continue cooking until the balsamic has reduced, and the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Easy Garden Green Beans

We tried this new recipe for Todd's Birthday Dinner. It was a hit in our house.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Set a steamer basket insert into a large saucepan and fill with water to a level just below the steamer. Bring to a boil. Add green beans, and steam to your desired degree of tenderness, or about 5 minutes.
  2. Once the beans have cooked, transfer them to a serving bowl. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, white wine vinegar, and Parmesan cheese. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove garlic slices and garnish with parsley before serving.