I haven’t shared any of MawMaw‘s recipes lately. Sometimes I don’t want to illustrate, narrate, or photograph my life, I just want to live it. And then sometimes, I feel the need to share.
Here is another one of MawMaw’s fabulous down-home recipes. It can be prepared as a side dish or a plat principal – it’s a one-pot wonder that contains everything you need for a balanced meal.
1 lb. sausage, bacon, or other smoked meat
1 chopped onion
1 chopped stalk celery
2 quarts water or vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. fresh green beans
1-2 lbs. red potatoes (diced or whole)
- Brown smoked meat over medium heat.
- Saute onion and celery in meat fat for about 5 minutes or until onions are transparent.
- Add water or broth.
- Add rosemary, salt, pepper, green beans, and potatoes.
- Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium low.
- Cover pot and simmer for about 30 minutes or until potatoes can be pierced easily with a fork.
It’s as easy as that. Tasty tasty!
I had not thought of Green Beans & Potatoes in forever. Your Maw Maw’s dish looks very tasty. Love the addition of sausage.
MawMaw’s cooking is always my favorite. ❤
Mariette's Back to Basics said:
It is amazing how our ‘grandmères’ used to be able to create wholesome meals for their family! We do have all the comfort of our time and also access to so many ingredients. Yet we all long to the simplicity of that era… it does bring such tranquility with it as well. Thanks for sharing your fond memory of life as it used to be.
We can recreate such moments of happiness and we should!
I hope one day that MawMaw’s descendants – even those who never knew her – can share in the goodness of her kitchen, and her life. ♡
Maw Maw’s dish looks delicious. I especially love green beans and simmered them up last night. So how have you been, Stacy? Have been over here visiting a couple times recently but hadn’t seen any new posts until now. Hope all is well. So happy to see you’re still bloggin’.
I have been ok, Kathy. It’s been a long while, and I haven’t been a very active blogger. But I’m still around from time to time. It’s good to see you again, and I’ll stop by for a visit soon. ♡