Weekend Rambles & Amazing Green Beans

Monday, January 19, 2015

Stephen and I enjoyed the perfect amount of relaxing and getting out of the house this weekend. Stephen worked late Friday night, so I got my hair cut after work and then after dinner, we enjoyed relaxing on the couch. Saturday we woke up early(ish) and headed over to the outlet mall to check out the Kate Spade sale. The sale wasn't as good as the one during Christmas, so I decided to wait on purchasing a fabulous purse. Super disappointing, but I got over it. We came home, ate lunch and relaxed until Stephen had to go back to work for a few hours. That evening, Stephen's co-worker invited us over to his house for a lovely dinner. It was so much fun and I made the most amazing crock pot green beans from this recipe. I made this for Stephen and I's Christmas dinner and since they were so good, I decided to make them again - everyone LOVED them. They are the perfect side dish and they're so easy to make (I'll post the recipe below). Sunday was spent catching up on the Bachelor, doing laundry, napping and baking cookies.

Finally got to wear my new monogrammed vest! Unfortunately, I forgot to get a picture of Stephen and I :(

- 5 cans of cut green beans
- 1/2 lb bacon, cooked and cut into pieces
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 7 tsp soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1. Place the green beans and bacon pieces in a crock pot.

2. Melt the butter and then mix in the sugar, soy sauce and garlic powder. Pour on top of the green beans and mix together.

3. Cook in the crock pot on high for 1 hour.

Doesn't get any easier than that!!

Side note - I had to include a picture of the Christmas cookies I made last night. My brother-in-law's girlfriend is an amazing baker and so for Christmas she got us all a cookie-in-a-jar! I've never gotten one so I was super excited about this. She packaged it so cute, so I've been reluctant to open it and bake them. Well I bit the bullet and made them last night - they're super yummy!


  1. My mom makes those green beans and they are SO good!

  2. I love the sounds of those greens beans, mine normally only consist of canned green beans, bacon and butter. Who would have thought soy sauce! Will be trying this :) Lucy