I like green beans. I like them plain, and even raw. I grew up eating them straight out of my grandmother’s garden, and I can’t get enough of them. Someone Else Who Lives In My House would prefer that they be cooked within an inch of their life, preferably with bacon. Marriage is all about compromise, or so I’m told, and this recipe (from Barefoot Contessa: How Easy is That?) provides an easy way to get that compromise. I would still prefer them perfectly plain, but my husband really likes this mustard dressing. The nice thing about it is that the dressing is added after the beans are lightly steamed (and served on the side, if desired), so we can both be happy. If only the Contessa could mitigate the thermostat wars or make a Star Trek movie that doubles as a chick flick.