Get a "mess" of fresh green beans from your gerden, the Farmer's Mkt., or grocery.
Snip the stem ends off with kitchen shears...this repetitive motion is therapeutic!
Put beans in a big pot and add 3" or 4 " of water.
Cut up 3 or 4 slcies of raw bacon and add to pot.
Bring to a boil, cover, and then simmer 'til they smell real yummy. Add some fresh dill weed if you have it and/or some diced Vidalias or sweet onions towards the end so they stay a tad crispy.
Fill up a big bowl with beans and take it to the front porch or stoop, wave at your neighbors as they go by, and enjoy!