Did you just wake up this morning like I did, and think... yikes! Thanksgiving is tomorrow! So many things I could have and should have done yesterday, but I left them for today -- cubing the bread for the stuffing, rolling the pumpkin pie pastry, brining the turkey, setting the table... Needless to say, this will be a busy day.
If you're looking for an easy and delicious way to make green beans (or broccoli), do as I do... Bring salted water to a boil in a large sauté pan. Add the green beans and cook at a gentle boil for 4 to 5 minutes; time depends on the size of the beans. I prefer my beans more tender than crisp. Drain the beans and wrap in a dish towel. The beans can now be held for several hours at room temperature. If you want to get a jump on things, take the green beans, still wrapped in the dish towel, and slide into a zip-lock bag and refrigerate overnight. Pull out of the refrigerator about an hour before needed, and right before you're ready to serve, heat some very good olive oil in a sauté pan. Add the beans and cook over medium heat. I like mine seared a little bit. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with fleur de sel. Devour immediately. YUM!