Butter beans/Lima beans?
I had to drive 45 minutes from the house today to work. There is this really great Farm Market store called Bennett's Creek Farm Market. I got introduced to this place by a former Personal Chef, Jackie. I hadn't been there in over a year until this client hired me. I drove out there and found the market all over again. Now when I drive home every other week, I have to stop there and buy something, anything. My car just knows where to go and it does. Today I was really thirsty and had to get something to drink for the 45 minute drive back home. I don't usually drink soda but it sounded really good to me for some reason. As I was about to fill up my cup near the open refrigerator display case, I saw the sign, "Butter Beans, Freshly Shelled". There were rows of little plump clear plastic bags all neatly lined up. Each bag had about a pound in it. You could see the small pale green beans inside the bags.
Inside my head I could hear all of you saying, "Buy local produce in season". So knowing that all of you are much more informed than I am about this seasonal stuff, I did as you told me ; I bought them! Right now as I sit here and type, they are in an All-Clad pot with two thick slices of bacon and one medium sized onion simmering away. Being the dutiful wife that I am, I had to call the hubby and tell him what I bought. His excitement was a bit more scaled down than mine, until I said, "I will make them for dinner tonight". Yeehaw. If you knew my husband's temperment you would know his excitement meter about my food finds peaks at a 3 on a scale of 10. One of these days I am going to peg him out at 7 and then die happy.