It should not have been a surprise to me that Deb makes cooking look so easy. Like inspire me to make a two-layer cake easy. When I was browsing smitten kitchen for dinner ideas, I landed on spaghetti with lemon and olive oil. Mouth begins to water. And in the post she mentions she served these green beans. Mouth watering intensifies.
I know that making a meal with two dishes is no big deal for many people. But I'm someone who might just eat chips and salsa for dinner if I can't be bothered to cook. For me, this was on par with Thanksgiving. (I actually did make these green beans for a thanksgiving potluck!)
Let's just say that the process wasn't too graceful. Things got a little frantic. But the result was pretty darn good!