Steamed Vegetables

This was going to be a recipe, but since it's really not a recipe I won't try to advertise it as one.  What this really is is one of those, "if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime" type of situations.  Nothing could be easier than steamed vegetables.  Not pasta, not rice, probably not salad unless you buy the kind that comes in a package. So one thing might be easier.

For steamed vegetables, you can use fresh or frozen.  If fresh, wash them and cut them up.  If frozen (the easy option) they're probably already cut up so step 1, open the bag.  Now you've got a choice.  Do you have a pot with a steamer insert?  Not everyone does.  If yes, great!  Fill the pot with about an inch of water, place the steamer insert in, add vegetables, turn the stove on and cover.  When they've softened, they're done.  

No steamer?  No problem.  Seriously.  Do you have a microwave?  If not, I can't help you.  For those that do, put your vegetables in a bowl with a bit of water, cover the bowl and set it for 3-4 minutes.  When it's done, lift the cover, check if they're ready.  If they're not quite soft, put them back in for a minute or two.  

As for flavor, you can microwave butter and garlic cloves together to make garlic butter and mix a little of that in.  Or find your own favorite combo.  But you can do steamed vegetables in minutes every night.