Friday, January 9, 2009

Greens and Beans

Hello out there in blogland!!! The kids are sleeping and Nathan made a run to the store so I thought I would pop out a quick post! We are having such a wonderful time as a family and are just soaking up every last second with Nathan. We had family pictures taken earlier in the week and while I don't have all of them in yet, our photographer posted this one on her blog and I HAD to share! Anya is such a Daddy's girl and this picture melts my heart! It was 19 degrees outside while we were shooting and boy were we FREEZING! But, our photographer (Shauna Maness) was AMAZING and it was a great session!



Here is a quick, easy, and delicious recipe that I made a few weeks back! Enjoy!




Greens & Beans
Parents Magazine Nov 2008


1 TBSP oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15 oz) cans Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup water
2 TBSP parmesan cheese


Heat oil in large skillet. Add red pepper and garlic; saute about 4 minutes. Add beans, spinach, broth, and water. Boil for 3-4 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Serve topped with parmesan cheese.

21 comments:

Megan said...

What a gorgeous picture.

And the beans/greens are great too! I often just add more broth and make a soup with that, adding pasta as well. It's always a hit!

Priscilla said...

Aw, what a sweet picture! Anya has some cute cheeks there! She is such a pretty little girl. The greens and beans look like a yummy meal for these cold months.

HoneyB said...

Cristine!!! That photo is PRECIOUS! Totally beautiful!!!

Ingrid said...

Wow, that is a beautiful photo! Nathan looks like he's moved by the closeness he's sharing with Anya.

I KNOW how special that father daughter bond is. I'm still a Daddy's girl and proud of it! My Babygirl is a Daddy's girl in the worse way. She won't have anything to do with me when he's around and sleeps in his t-shirts! That's okay 'cause the Twins are Mommy's boys!! :-)

Glad to hear that you guys are having good quality time together!
~ingrid

♥Reeni said...

The picture is so beautiful! That soup looks really delicious! So warm and comforting. Enjoy your special time together.

HoneyB said...

wow, I just had to come back and look at this again. Cristine, your daughter is one beautiful little girl. That photo is so awesome and like Ingrid say's, Nathan does look like he is moved by the closeness! I have to say this is my favorite post today!!!!

Bunny said...

What a wonderful picture!! It's so beautiful Cristine , really it just touches my heart.

n.o.e said...

Awww, what an adorable duo. There's such a special bond between daddies and their girls. I know that you all are cherishing every minute with Nathan.

I made a different greens and beans recipe for New Year's. Those two things were made for each other!
Nancy

Jolene said...

what a great picture - I want to see more - she said in her post she would post more tomorrow (the 7th I think it was) but I couldn't find anything else - is there a way we can see more?

And your greens and beans look yummy! Too bad my men won't eat either - otherwise I would be making in tonight!

Pamela said...

Cristine! That photo is breath-taking and stunning. It looks like a little fairytale! Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

The photo is beautiful...
The beans /greens is awesome- I make this all the time...I use Kale,Escarole,Swiss Chard or Spinach- whatever I have. It is so yummy and so good for you!

Christy said...

Cristine, I love the photo of Daddy with his girl! It melts my heart watching a man love his children with open adoration! I'm so glad you've had this time together to reconnect as a family.

Your greens and beans look yummy! Very comforting.

Alejandra said...

That photo is gorgeous! What a great memento!

Maria said...

Love the photo and the soup looks good too!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Cristine ~ Enjoy every moment of your family together time.

The recipe looks great, but the beautiful photo of Nathan and Anya stole my heart. Absolutely precious!

xo~m.

Emily Rose said...

beautiful photo! The soup looks delicious, healthy, and easy- I will be making this one soon!

SUGAR B said...

Stop showing off. The secret is already out that your daughter is super model. ;)

I love that soup. I want to make some . . . thanks for sharing.

Sophie said...

That is such a precious photo! I can't even tell it's cold (aside from the snow :) because of the warmth! And that meal likes it would be perfect for a freezing day, hearty and nutritious.

J.Danger said...

oh! That photo!

Gloria said...

Wow, what really nice and lovely picture, she is lovely and they look so close and happy, xxxGloria

Anna Allred said...

Hey Cristine! I love that photo of Anya and Nathan. Her lashes are so dark!! Makes me realize how bad we need to get some pictures taken. Glad you guys had a great R&R! We pray for all our friends in Baumholder every night! Love ya!

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