Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One week down and a recipe

I made it through the first week of the 2ww. The second week is always harder for me so I am not looking forward to the next 7 days. My last 2ww I had lots of stuff going on, family in from out of town, trip to the lake. This time I have nothing to distract me. I don't even have anything good to blog about.

B and I went to the farmer's market on Saturday morning and got a ton of green beans. I am not a huge fan but he loves them. The ones I made Saturday night for dinner with friends were amazing, I could eat them every day! There is not really a true recipe, it is loosely based upon a side dish I had at my SIL's.

Saute garlic and red onion in some olive oil. Add green beans and some thin sliced red pepper. Season with salt and pepper to taste. I cooked them until everything was done and slightly charred/carmelized (my own personal preference, you could cook just until done) At this point I threw in some fresh dill and some pine nuts. There were no leftovers.


  1. Yay for farmer's markets! Those green beans sound yummy!
    You are awesome for making it through the first week of your 2ww. The second week does seem to be harder for me too. Do you like to bake? I usually find myself baking for other people during that time or reading a good book.
    *Fingers crossed!*

  2. I got a watermelon at farmers today. can't wait to cut into it. Yummy Farmers! Have you used epicurious to find new recipes. Cooking is a pretty good distraction for me. Maybe you could end up with some yummy new recipes!

  3. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
    It's like you say, the second week always takes the longest.

  4. Hi there! I'm popping over from ICLW and wanted to comment to wish you lots of luck that this cycle is the one! And that soon enough you get your BFP!!

    Also, I happen to love green beans and the charred ones are totally the best!

  5. Ok I really love your blog- it is so heartfelt.
    And I LOVE that you posted this recipe! I am always looking for way to spice things up in the kitchen and I will definitely have to try out this preparation of green beans! Sounds delicious!!!

    Happy IComLeavWe!
    <3MaryAnne #135