I'm not a very good cook. I like to cook but I'm not that good at it.
My husband is a good man. He will eat what I put before him and normally without complaint. But because I am not a good cook, it is also normally without kudos as well.
Last night, I had a bunch of fresh green beans in the fridge and needed to use them up before they spoiled.
I threw some olive oil in a skillet and let it heat up.
Then I chopped up a shallot I had that was left over from another recipe and I chopped up a couple of cloves of fresh garlic. I threw those in the skillet and let them cook until the shallot turned translucent.
Then I threw the green beans in and added more olive oil until they were coated.
Then I tossed in some red pepper flakes and let it all cook until the green beans were tender (probably about 30 minutes or so).
When we were eating dinner, Dan declared, "These are probably the best green beans I have ever eaten!"
I almost fell off my chair.
And when I told him I just sort of threw stuff in the pan, he told me I should write down the recipe so I wouldn't forget it.
So that's what I've done. This is my recipe for The Best Green Beans Ever.
PS - I would have taken a picture but before I served them, I didn't realize these were going to be deemed The Best Green Beans Ever and after dinner there were none left.