Supporting roles: Add to the bounty of your Thanksgiving table with three simple vegetable side dishes
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
Freshly ground black pepper
Cut the beans into uniform 2-inch (5-cm) pieces.
Bring a large saucepan of well-salted water to a boil. Fill a large mixing bowl with ice cubes and water.
Add the beans to the boiling water, and cook until barely tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and immediately immerse in ice water. Drain well and pat dry thoroughly in a clean kitchen towel or paper towels.
Before serving, melt the butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. When it foams, add the beans and stir continuously until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
WILD MUSHROOMS WITH FINES HERBES
2 1/2 pounds (1.25 kg) wild mushrooms such as chanterelles, cepes, cremini or oyster mushrooms, cleaned and trimmed