Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Book giveaway and Week 9 of list and recipes

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Nine

This is for two (2) people so buy according to your family’s size.

10 lbs dry navy beans (or amount you want to purchase)
1 bottle of molasses (we buy by the gallon but I use it in making bread)
1 jar or can dry mustard
3 pounds of salt

 Baked Beans
This is a very old recipe
3 pounds navy beans
1-cup brown sugar
½ cup molasses
½ pound bacon cut in chucks
1-tablespoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon dry mustard
1 large onion peeled
Never use cold water on your beans.
Soak the beans in warm water one hour.  Bring to boil in fresh warm water and simmer ten minutes.  Add a teaspoon of baking soda, stir well and drain.  Place beans in a pot or bean pot; add seasonings, placing whole onion in center of the beans.  Add enough warm to hot water to nearly cover the beans and cook at a low temperature for 8 to 10 hours, or bake in slow oven.
Canned bacon can be used or bacon TVP (textured vegetable protein) and a couple tablespoons of bacon grease for more flavoring.

 Refried Beans
1-pound pinto or red beans
6 cup hot water=boil then add
2 tablespoons baking soda
After degassing then:
2 teaspoons salt
¼ to ½ cups bacon grease or lard
Rinse beans in warm water, put in a large pot with 3 quarts warm water bring to a boil and boil 3 minutes. Take off the stove and put pot in the sink, add the baking soda it will bubble and turn green.
Pour beans in a colander and rinse with warm or hot water, never ever cold. Rinse your pot.
Add the water from recipe, then add beans and salt. Cook on med heat for 30 minutes then simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender.  In a large skillet heat your lard or grease over a med. Heat. Mash the beans lightly and then dump into the skillet stir and mash the beans until hot. Serve

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Okay folks here is the book giveaway information again.

Just put your names in comments and that you want to be part of the giveaway and I will make a list for June 15, 2011 when I will write out your names and put them in a hat to select one.

When I post the name of the winner on or after the 15 of June I will post the need for your email and you then can send it to my email address hows that.
An Unexpected Life is the one being given away in June.

Last Friday and Saturday we had pretty good weather and got the west side of the lean-to under roof before a big storm rolled in Saturday night.
We finished by digging 6 post holes and setting the posts in concrete in the pouring cold rain.

As normal I am the holder, hander, gofer and sometimes nailer.
We had 6 inches of snow Monday morning, a big surprise. It is finally all melted today.


  1. Yikes! More snow. I'm glad we are done with that, but the neverending rain here can stop.

    Thanks for the weekly storage lists. I've learned some new ideas from you.

    And, please add my name to the book give away.

  2. That side porch is looking good.
    Me Me Me add ME!!!


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