7.30.2009

We've Bean Having a Crazy Thyme

I've really Bean putting my grilling skills to the test lately! It's just been so stinkin' hot! Thank goodness we have our grill and our 3 ft deep kiddie pool. I can just jump in the pool, cool down a bit and get to grilling.

Last night I decided to grill up some green beans from my garden. I swear that if I sat and watched long enough I could catch them growing. It's the same thing with my zucchini.

It's getting out of control! Please leave your cars unlocked so I can throw a few in! ;0)


Thyme to grill the Beans! (Sorry, the heat has gone to my head!)



I used about a pound of beans.



I set the beans onto a good sized sheet of aluminum foil. I topped the beans with these yummy ingredients:
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves chopped garlic
1 tsp dried thyme (Fresh thyme would be awesome too!)
juice from 1 lemon
a few slices of lemom
kosher salt
cracked pepper

I wrapped the beans up tightly and grilled on medium heat for about 20 minutes, checking after 10 minutes.



These were so fragrant when I unwrapped them. They also had such a nice flavor.



Since my husband was working late I decided to grill up a Gardenburger Riblet to go with my yummy beans. Great easy meal!


I have learned that you can grill almost anything if you have a mind to.



My son loved his fish sticks!

Hmm. Wonder what I can grill up next... cupcakes???

44 comments:

doggybloggy said...

too bad I cant get any of those zucchinis thrown my way....and the beans and the peaches - mouth watering

momgateway said...

Green beans and zucchini from your garden look so fresh and tempting. Maybe you can post a recipe about them at Grow Your Own #33 that I'm hosting for August 15.

the twins said...

yum...those look so good! and i love the title, haha.

Jenn said...

I'd take some of them zukes and green beans. Pass them on down. hehehe... I havent' grilled with them yet. I think I should. I've got a zucchini recipe happening tomorrow. More variety, eh?

Mary said...

Your beans look delicious. Your title is wonderfully crazy/creative. Stay cool!

Cathy said...

odd, I am now craving fish sticks ;)

Molly said...

If you decide to grill cupcakes then I sincerely hope you have photos of the entire process so we can all laugh ourselves silly. ;)

I think the heat IS getting to you! Haha!

I love the title of this post - I was already giggling before I even got here.

And ooh fragrant beans...I love green beans. Mine are ready too, I should try this!

Stephanie said...

I told you I'm not a good griller...but I think even I could do a packet of green beans! Those look really yummmmy!

If you can toss your zucchini as far as NY, I'll take a few for some bread! :-D

Hummingbird Appetite said...

That's so true. You can grill anything.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Summer on a plate!

I am pretty sure that is what the season looks like when it is served for dinner.

I'm hungry now. :)

-Francesca

ck said...

That looks so good! What kind of grill do you use?

Katy ~ said...

I would love to help you out by taking some of that zucchini. What a good idea to grill the green beans; they look crispy and flavorful and their color is still so bright. YUM

Denise said...

I would gladly take some of that zucchini. as much as possible. Your dish looks great.

nanny said...

Bet those beans were delicious,,all that flavor stayed wrapped in!

Kristin said...

The dude is obsessed with green beans right now. It's the one thing I can always get him to eat.

Chow and Chatter said...

voted for ya

The imPerfect Houswife said...

Gardenburger riblet!!??? Do tell! My son is a vegetarian but he won't say he is but he won't eat meat (he's 21). He will eat Boca burgers though that I think are like a soy-type burger. And those GREEN BEANS.........only my favorite! I've never made them on the grill but I bet I won't be able to say that after this weekend, girl!! Thanks for that great recipe. OK, I'm going over now to vote for your cupcakes...

The imPerfect Houswife said...

Oh yeah, you worked at Ben Franklin!!?? That's so awesome! I'm glad you stopped by the blog. And for SURE, my back pocket comb was a Goody, too - I even remember it was green. We were so far out!

Krista said...

The green beans look awesome! And lucky you with your prolific garden. I bet you can find a ton a zucchini recipes. I have a few on my counter that I'm just waiting to try. Stay cool!

Donnetta said...

Dear LAWD that looks YUMMY!!!

Can you throw them all the way to Georgia???

Donnetta said...

Fixed it!!

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Angie's Recipes said...

Green beans are one of my fav. vegetables, but I haven't got any chance to grill them....and you are such talented gardener.
Thumbs up!

Angie's Recipes

♥peachkins♥ said...

Beans is one of my fave veggies but i haven't tried them that way. usually it's sauteed with ground pork and soy sauce. I'll surely try this..

Pam said...

I just realized you are in Oregon too... can you belive Portland was 107 yesterday - UGH! The green beans look amazing. Simple flavors make the best food.

Dustjacket Attic said...

That looks real good :)

xxx

Michelle said...

You know, I can actually see you grilling cupcakes and having them turn out perfect! Hope you're keeping cool too! I am loving the food you're cooking...so summmery. I love your header too. :)

xoxo

Michelle

Dajana said...

Oh, my God, thanks for all these wonderful grilling ideas.
I'm happy I'm leaving for a three-week vacation at the seaside tomorrow, finally some refreshment.
I'll be thinking for three weeks now whether you really grilled those cupcakes, LOL!

And (I'm referring to your question on my blog), you can borrow any of my recipes any time, it will be a pleasure to hear what you think of them

Joanne said...

I will be so impressed if you find a way to grill cupcakes.

My dad tried to grow zucchinis this summer but they all died! He was really sad especially because he had to seriously restrain himself from eating the flowers.

5 Star Foodie said...

Beautiful zucchinis and the beans sound very nice and flavorful on a grill!

Kathy B! said...

I voted!! Can I vote daily or just once?

And if you grill cupcakes I will... I don't know what... I'll do something outlandish, though!

noble pig said...

It's cooler today! Can you feel it? Looks like a great dinner. I would have been at the grill with my feet in the pool!

Reeni♥ said...

These green beans look yummy! I would love to see you grill cupcakes!!! YUMMMMMM!!!

teresa said...

If only I wasn't on the other side of the country! I'd love to take some zucchini's off your hands!

The beans look SOOO good, I'm trying that next time I get some. And if you do manage to grill cupcakes, I want to hear about it!

Elra said...

Scrumptious, delicious and healthy!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love how you're grilling everything! I really should do that.

Suzi said...

I love my BBQ.

Joyce said...

I think your beans look great and I smiled at the title of your post:)
Joyce

Donna-FFW said...

I love the sound of grilled green beans. They look so very yummy!! Id love to take some zucchini off your hands, I miss my garden this year.

Cathy said...

You're so creative, Kim. Love the beans on the grill. Looks like another hot weekend.

Mercy!

Pam said...

I always grill potatoes in a foil packet, I can't believe I never thought of green beans!!!

Faith said...

Those beans look so flavorful, and that gardenburger riblet looks really tasty!

girlichef said...

You make me laugh...everything looks insanely delicious (must be the cook. insane. crazy from the heat. get it.) !

Kate said...

What a great idea! I have never thought of using the grill for green beans...these look delicious...

Leah said...

looks yummie!
I love fresh green beans with lemon! I usually put a little lemon pepper seasoning along with lemon juice and put em in the oven... My hubby and I both like the beans to get a little brown... makes em tangy! :)

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