Thursday, November 20, 2014

Comfy Beans

Beans, beans, the musical fruit . . . .

Here's a great crock pot recipe for those cold nights.  Unless your kids don't like ham, and they remind you of that in that snotty 15-year-old way.  Or maybe that's just me.

1 lb dry white beans
1 ham hock
2 t. onion powder
Salt and Pepper
6 cups of water

Rinse & drain the beans.  Put the ham hock in the crock pot and dump everything else on top of it.  Add any extra seasoning that strikes your fancy.  Cover and cook on low for 8+ hours.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Winter . . . again

I must be getting old.  The years are just flying past me at the speed of a Republican voting to repeal the ACA.  I haven't yet recovered from Spring of 2013, when it snowed into MAY, then the miserable Winter of 2014 and the polar vortex of torture.  Summer seems to last about a week in my world.  And now Winter is back, with snow and cold and it's not even Thanksgiving yet!  Today might top out at 21degrees - as cold as Joni Ernst's heart on her better days.

This week I'll make chili, ham & white beans, and beef stew to ease my shivering bones.

I truly love Minnesota, and MOST of winter.  But only between December 15th and February 28th.  Outside of that winter can bite me..... which it does . . often.

Mia Famiglia - when we won the 5K costume contest after Thanksgiving, by dressing as a blizzrd.