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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Menu Plan: June 13 - June 19

We have two birthdays this week. 10 years ago Dominic was born on the same day as his father. It was Father's Day that week. So we have a lot to celebrate this week. Dominic chose the dinner meal and cake for the evening.What is on your menu this week? If you want a recipe, ask and I will provide it as soon as I can. If there are any starred recipes, I will follow up separately with a weekly recipe round up on Saturday.

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What is red nightfall beans?? Share the recipe?

Down here in South Alabama, I am always looking for meals that don't make my kitchen hot! It is hot enough without stove and oven running for a few hours. LOL!

I have a pretty easy menu this week, too since I have 3 giveaways going at my blog and tons of housework to catch up on. Who has time to cook?
my new neighbor and I are going through all the breakfast parts of your menu: we love it. Oatmeal gets a bit tiresome 7 days a week.
see you!
The red nightfall beans are a variety. We bought a bunch from a bean company to try out different varieties. We hadn't gotten around to trying these. They were good, but not any better than pintos would have been and with tougher skin.

Kim: I'm glad the breakfasts are helping you all. For a while our children wanted oatmeal every day. They got over that, though. They still like it, but if we have it too often in a week, they aren't thrilled. It's nice to see a note from you here. I've been missing "home."
Oh, also I often cook beans and things like that in the crock pot. It uses less energy and heat in the kitchen and you can leave it. I just start them in the morning and add the vegetables/meat/etc about an hour before I plan to serve them. Then, I only have minimal stove top time. I did these on the stove completely, but it depends how quickly I need them cooked or if I have errands to run or how hot it is.

I soaked the beans for about four hours, drained, put in the pot (crock for about six hours on low would be fine), cooked for about an hour, then snipped up some bacon and cooked it over medium heat, chopped up some onion and celery and sauteed them in with the bacon, then put all of it in the pot with about two cups of tomato puree (a normal can) and let it cook for another 30-45 minutes. Then tasted for salt and seasoned it.

We used it for quesadillas the next day at lunch, corn tortillas, cheese, a little dollop of the beans.
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