First, start with fresh green beans. Today I used 2 cups, I'd recommend 4 cups if it's being eaten by more than 2 people. Rinse them thoroughly and cut off the ends.
Then, heat a pan at medium heat and add 3 Tbs butter (or just enough to cover the pan and have it still swish around when melted).
Squeeze in juice of one fresh lemon and salt to taste.
Add green beans and stir with spatula to coat with butter sauce.
Let simmer and stir occasionally until the green beans are easily cut with the spatula. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!
See? Easy. Delicious. My husband, 2 1/2 year old, and 10 month old all love these and think I'm super cool when I serve them at dinner. Let me know if you try them!
Lemon Butter Green Beans
4 cups fresh green beans
3 Tbs butter
salt and pepper to taste
Heat skillet on medium heat. Melt Butter. Squeeze in lemon juice and add salt. Stir in green beans. Cook until soft. Season to taste.