Sauteed Squash and Green Beans with Bacon

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How wonderful are all the fresh vegetables that are available this time of year?!

It takes just minutes to throw together something utterly delicious and healthy, like this sauteed squash and green beans with bacon. Man was this good.


It's my absolute favorite way to eat squash and the recipe is simple.

SAUTEED SQUASH

Heat up a skillet over medium heat and add some olive oil.
Add chopped onion (and sweet or hot peppers if desired) and a pinch of red pepper 
flakes, salt and pepper; saute until it starts to soften and get some color.
Add moon shaped squash slices making sure the squash hits the bottom of the 
skillet, so they can start to brown. Stir in some minced garlic and cook 
1-2 minutes; add chopped tomato and continue cooking 2-3 minutes more.
Squeeze in juice from 1/2 lemon and some chiffonade basil.
Give it a good stir, check for seasoning and serve.


GREEN BEANS with BACON

Cook 2 slices of chopped bacon in a medium sauce pan; 
remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
In the same skillet, add green beans to the bacon drippings and give them a stir.
Add chicken broth to come almost to the level of the beans, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Cover and simmer until beans are tender, taste for seasoning. Stir in chopped bacon.

I served these 2 delicious sides with some cheese pasta and a quick and simple chunky tomato sauce.

FABULOUS!

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