I hope you all had a great holiday season! Mine was wonderful. It was filled with loved ones, relaxing days, and cute kids. Having kids around totally changes Christmas. I love it.
Some favorite moments from my Christmas.
The Easy Bake Oven was a big hit with everyone. I even considered posting about a homemade cake kit I made with my niece!
We also had a good time playing with my niece’s American Girl dolls. I even pulled mine out of storage so we could have a tea party!
Remember when playing in the cold and snow was fun?
As with most holidays at our house, there was a lot of really great food. Now that it is back to reality it is time to focus on fitness and clean, healthy eating. The last two years I kicked off the season with a couple of light recipes. Last year it was Chicken Vegetable Barley Soup.
Two years ago it was Berries n’ Cream
This year I am sharing a quick Sweet Sesame Green Bean recipe.
Green beans are brushed with a mixture of olive oil, sesame oil, and a little brown sugar and then roasted until al dente. They are great right out of the oven or chilled as a snack.
I am excited about a new year!
Sweet Sesame Green Beans
- 1 lb skinny green beans
- 2 Tb olive oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 Tb brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp sesame seeds