When I was growing up, we had green beans 4 out of 7 suppers a week.
When I married my wife 22 yrs ago, green beans went out the window, except on certain holidays, and then they were basically thrown in a pot of hot water for 2 minutes and served half raw. Sorry, my family cooked them long and with ham. My wife says we made them the german way, while she prefers them crisp and fresh.
Recently, I cooked my green beans with chopped up (already cooked) chicken livers, and the flavor was great.
How do you like your green beans? And what dishes do you like with them? I love mashed potatoes and the meat that is in front of me.
I have even made green bean sandwiches, sprinkled richly with black pepper.