16-oz. frozen French-style green beans
1 cup chicken broth
½ tsp. salt  
1 T. butter or margarine
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
6 to 8 saltine crackers, coarsely crumbled





In a large skillet, cook the green beans in the chicken broth & salt until the green beans are just tender; then drain.  While green beans are draining, add the butter or margarine to the skillet to melt.  Stir in the drained green beans & cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.  Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the green beans, and continue to stir over heat for another minute.  Sprinkle pepper to taste, and add the crumbles crackers; toss to mix & serve immediately.  Serves 3 to 4.

My daughter, Genia, developed this green bean recipe.  It is both quick & easy to make and tastes delicious.  She is a very good cook, but prefers to spend her time on her artwork.  No problem; I’ll do the cooking because I surely can’t draw.  I have attended some of her painting classes and every time am truly amazed at what she can teach the totally un-trainable, that would be ME, to paint!  I actually have hung several of my own paintings in my home.  She must have painted on my canvas while I out of the studio taking a break!

I you would like, take a look at her artwork on her website www.WestbrookFineArt.com


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