Even broke teachers need to eat their veggies. Here’s a recipe to get you started.
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 clove garlic if you’re a 5th step or above. If you’re a new teacher, garlic powder will do. Buy one of those dollar jars at the cheap store–it’ll last you till 4th step.
- a huge bunch of green beans on sale
- two or three eggs–eggs are getting expensive, I know, but compared to meat they’re cheap…and you need your protein or your brain will become confused causing your students to run circles around you. No one wants that!
- Steam your beans until they’re soft but not mushy and slimy–about 3 minutes or so. Taste to check!
- Melt your butter in a pan. I’d say “sauté” pan, but any time you translate things to French they get expensive. Use any cheap pan that won’t flake teflon into your lunch. I use my grandmother’s cast iron pan.
- Sauté the beans in the butter. We will never ever use margarine on this site–it is not natural. Instead, we’ll use a combination of affordable oils and stretch the butter when we can.
- Add the garlic and sauté a minute more.
- Scramble the eggs in a little bowl, and add them to the bean pan. Cook until nice and done. This is not an omelet… there are a ton of beans here, and only a few eggs. This counts as a veggie side-dish with a nice shot of protein.