Here's another simple vegetable dish that is easy to throw together at the last minute for any dinner, including a holiday dinner.
Green Beans with Pecans (San Francisco Encore)
Prep ahead of time:
-wash and trim 2 pounds of fresh green beans
-mince 4 TB of shallots
-mince 3 TB of fresh parsley
Steam until just tender, but still firm:
2 pounds of fresh green beans
In a skillet, saute until softened:
3 TB butter
4 TB minced shallots*
Add, and brown lightly:
1 C pecan halves
3 TB minced fresh parsley
Toss to coat and heat thoroughly. Season to taste with salt and pepper
*I didn't have shallots on hand, but substituted green onions instead. Worked out well!