Green Bean Bundles

This post is probably a hot mess but I don't even care. Probably shouldn't be watchin' the Cowboys game and writing this at the same time. This is a must win game against the Redskins and I'm so nervous I'm liable to throw up the sweet tea I drank earlier.  
Here ya go: All the sweet tea if you know the song of the day... "She's a good girl, loves her mama. loves Jesus and America too. She's a good girl. crazy 'bout Elvis. Loves horses and her boyfriend too. 

Obviously I helped my Grandmas' cook Christmas Dinner. The dish I was most proud of were my Green Bean Bundles. A few weeks back at church I got asked to work in the nursery while one of the ministries had their Christmas Party. The party was pot luck style and I got to eat the DELICIOUS food some of the Southern ladies in my church made. One of the ladies whose son used to be in my class made these Green Bean Bundles that EVERYONE fell in love with. I just had to get the recipe from her. (If y'all didn't know green beans are my favorite vegetable. I even named my car green bean cause she's green like a green bean... I know) Shoutout to Southern Sass. I've been look for some websites that let you edit pictures for free. The website I was using is now charging for a few of the features I use and I am to cheap to pay 5 dollars a month. Do you know how many Sweet Tea's at McDonalds I can buy with that money. Anyways, on her confession post the other day she recommended some websites she uses and I'm in love. Thanks girl.

2 packages on long cut green beans
Garlic powder
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup of melted butter
1/2 package of bacon

1. Put the green beans in a large pot. Cover them in water and let them cook until they are tender.
2. Mix the brown sugar in a bowl. If you don't let the butter cool it will start to caramelize the brown sugar. If this happens, don't worry I got ya. Just add a few drops of vegetable oil. (Told y'all I had a Paula Dean Complex)
3. Lay the pieces of bacon out and cook them for a few minutes. I put mine in the microwave because to many things were cooking on the stove Christmas Day. (Shh, don't tell my Granny).You don't want them to fully cooked. Just heated enough that they will stay on the green beans easier. 
4. Now you should be ready to bundle the green beans. Tear the bacon in half and wrap around those bad boys real good, now. I used toothpicks to help them stay in place. (Don't over bundle are you may have a hot mess on your hands and I sure don't want that.)
5. Once they are in the dish you plan to bake them in, drizzle the butter/brown sugar over them real good. 
6. Sprinkle them with Garlic Powder. We love garlic around here but if you wan exact measurement then one to two teaspoons is a good rule of thumb. 
7. Bake them at 350 for about 30-40 minutes checking on them every now and then to re-baaste them. ( Just take a small spoon and drizzle the glaze on them that is in the pan) 
Don't worry if you have extra green beans. I did because some of them were not long enough to bundle properly. I saved some of the glaze in the pan once the bundles were done and they were great the next day with our Christmas leftovers. 

As always...
From my kitchen to yours!

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