Okay, have we had enough sugar this season? You haven't? Not yet? Neither have I, but I have to think healthy for at least a few minutes during the holidays. One meal. That's all it takes. One meal.
20 green beans
4 ounces blue cheese crumbled
1 yellow potato, baked, diced
4 large mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
1 teaspoon salt
Bake potato (can do this a day ahead and reheat), until tender.
Set in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to hour.
Remove and let cool slightly. Dice.
Cook green beans as follows: Put 1 cup of water and 1 teaspoon in sauce pan. Bring to boil. As water heats, snip off tips of green beans. Set green beans in boiling water for 4 minutes, with lid on top. Drain off boiling water and cover. Replace lid. Let stand for 2 minutes longer. Rinse with cold water to stop cooking process.
In the meantime, slice mushrooms and stir fry in oil until browned, flipping once.
On a plate, arrange mushrooms, then diced potatoes, then green beans.
Top with crumbled blue cheese, sprinkle with ground pepper, and serve warm.
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