It seems as though people either love or hate lima beans, which are prepared in a multitude of ways. Some are in soup; others are paired with corn for succotash.

It seems as though people either love or hate lima beans, which are prepared in a multitude of ways. Some are in soup; others are paired with corn for succotash.

ThisWeek staffers answer the question: How do you like your lima beans prepared?

Dennis Laycock: Scraped with malice into the nearest garbage can.

Scott Hummel: I actually like mine with just a hint of crunch. I don't like them mushy. I'm not big into seasonings either. Just simmer with ham chunks.

Lee Cochran: Ham, butter, onions and spices. Never ate – read as: refused to eat – them until I was living on my own, and I think my mom is irked every time I make them or talk about them.

Neil Thompson: On someone else's plate. No thanks.

Lisa Proctor: On someone else's plate. No thanks. Editor's note: Yes, Neil and Lisa replied the same way.

Nate Ellis: Straight up, buttered, among a myriad of fellow vegetables, steamed or boiled.

Andrew King: I like them to be sauteed in some butter and then dumped directly into the garbage where they belong.

Abby Armbruster: My grandmother always used them in succotash, so any recipe that sticks to that preparation.

Sarah Sole: With salt in a poke bowl.