Friday, February 28, 2014

Thyme for Dinner! Lemon Thyme Potatoes and Green Beans

{Lemon Thyme Potatoes and Green Beans}

We have a few types of thyme growing our garden and I have been surprised by how often we use it.  It is a very versatile herb. It goes well with fish, poultry and beef, thyme enhances the flavor of just about every vegetable and it is a wonder in tomato sauces.

4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
2 Cups frozen, cut green beans
1/4 C melted butter
1/4 C olive oil
1 TBS Lemon Pepper Seasoning
1/2 TBS Garlic Salt
3 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves only

Preheat oven to 425

In large bowl add melted butter whisk olive oil, lemon pepper, garlic salt and thyme leaves.

Add Potatoes and Green Beans to bowl and stir to coat.

Spread Potatoes and Green Beans out on shallow baking pan in a single layer.

Bake for 30 minutes.  Turning once or twice until potatoes are tender inside, browned and crisp on the outside.

{Quotes to Cook By}

“They lay on their heathery beds and listened to all the sounds of the night. They heard the little grunt of a hedgehog going by. They saw the flicker of bats overhead. They smelt the drifting scent of honeysuckle, and the delicious smell of wild thyme crushed under their bodies. A reed-warbler sang a beautiful little song in the reeds below, and then another answered.”
― Enid BlytonThe Secret Island

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” 
―  Holy Bible: King James Version

“It's when the seed grows up that it is known as a tree. Nobody calls the "seedlings" as "trees" and no seedling is ever useful because it doesn't produce fruits! You got to grow up!” 
― Israelmore AyivorThe Great Hand Book of Quotes

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