Growing up, I drove my parents crazy because I would not eat vegetables. This was doubly “sinful” as I was raised in the South, the cradle of vegetable eating. I found that no matter where I went to eat away from home, vegetables were always going to be served. If the meal was at least semi-formal, then there would be green beans. Of all vegetables, green beans presented me the greatest problem as they were ubiquitous. When my children were born (and they will back me up regarding this method), I decided to make eating green beans fun. As I spooned green beans onto their plates, I would say, “You’ll be a dream if you eat your green beans,” followed up with–if they began to eat their beans–something like, “You’ll be keen if you eat your green beans.” It worked. Today, all of my children eat their green beans….and I do too. I don’t know when it happened, but somewhere along life’s way, I learned that green beans complement most meat dishes. I still don’t like, and don’t eat, raw carrots, but I’ve become quite a vegetarian otherwise. I particularly like LeSeur peas, the ones with the onions and mushrooms mixed in.

About bobosbest

I am a 79-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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