Thursday, December 10, 2009

The 25 Days of Christmas Day 10: Shades, Shapes, and Textures Complimented by Fancy Green Beans Recipe

Merry Christmas Friends,

It's our pleasure to continue the 25 Days of Christmas feature for you, our good friends. December 1st through December 25th you can visit our blog for helpful, money-saving ideas to decorate your space for the holidays. It's just a little something to show our appreciation for your continued support of Interior Design eBlog.

Yesterday's post was all about creating a focal point in shades of gold to bronze. Today we are continuing our gold to bronze in decorating your tree. It's all about shades, shapes, and textures. Looking for a little holiday decorating glamour then take your cue from illuminated shades of gold to bronze. Again, look for special at those fancy discount department stores for better deals.

Enjoy and share this Fancy Green Beans recipe courtesy of Paula Deen.

2 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 lb fresh green beans
2 slices bacon
1/2 cup red bell peppers, cut into strips
1/2 cup thin onion wedges
1/2 cup whole cashews

In a small bowl, stir together the teriyaki sauce, honey, and butter.

Fill a bowl with cold water and ice cubes.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the lemon juice. Drop in the beans and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until beans are bright green. Drain the beans in a colander and then plunge them into the iced water. Drain again and set aside.

In a skillet, cook the bacon until very crispy, crumble and set aside. Saute the bell pepper and onion in the hot bacon fat for 2 minutes. Add the beans, cashews, and bacon to the skillet. Add the teriyaki-honey sauce and toss gently.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Ease of preparation: easy

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

Check back for more holiday ideas and enjoy trimming your tree with family and friends.

Wishing you all the timeless treasures of the season; the warmth of home, the love of family and the company of good friends.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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