Friday, February 26, 2010

Beans, Beans the magical fruit!?

The only beans I've ever made are from the can. Hard to make? I think not. But for some reason I've never ventured out and explored the world of beans the magical fruit. You know you all sang that song as a kid. Last night for dinner I made beans and cornbread from The Pioneer Women, and can I just say.. YUM! So simple, so easy. Why haven't I made these before?

{I was too lazy to take a picture of mine so I'm using Ree's}

The only thing I didn't really care for was the cornbread. This was the third cornbread I've made from scratch, and so for I haven't found one I like. I did love that hers was the easiest to make! Seriously any beginner could make both of these. I would have never thought to put the sour cream on the beans, but it added a nice flavor. I did add bacon in for Frank so they weren't completely healthy... but close enough.

For dessert Mikey came over with apple dumplings :) She had borrowed my Costco cookbooks a while ago to steal some recipes. The apple dumplings were from them and how I've never made them is beyond me, they are amazing. She said they were extremely easy to make, which means they are on my list of foods to make. She also made a fabulous strawberry bread awhile ago that everyone should try. You can go here to check them both out, she'd love the visitors.

A little change of topic, I love reading what everyone Believes in. Thank you Kim for starting that  (if you did?) I'm loving it.


La Familia Workman said...

Ahh...beans. The fastest way to a Mexican's heart! lol I love 'em! Luckily Troy likes them too. : )

Anonymous said...

There was nothing your great grandpa Buss liked more than to make a really big pot of beans and eat them for a week... It's one of my fondest childhood memory's... right up there with having tea & pinwheels with great grandma Helena. If we got beans, tea & cookies, your uncle Ron & I were very happy campers.

BTW, beans are an excellent source of protein for a vegetarian.

And speaking of being grateful for spell check. Wish this blog had that feature.

Love Mom

Whitney said...

Suddenly, I want beans! :)
Thank you so much for your coupon help. Love it!