Today is Barbeque Beans Day! Well, lately there seems to be a “Day” for just about everything, so why not?! In preparation for this post, I needed to find the post where I originally posted the recipe for my barbeque beans. Took a while and from now on, I’m going to keep a list of every recipe I give. I don’t use them that often, but, it’s nice to just be able to link to one I’ve already used rather than having to type it all over again. Oh, and don’t believe WordPress when they say that if You look at your posts that it doesn’t add into your page views for the day…they’re wrong!
Fall is the time of year that I like to make soups and other things that both Ralph and I like and that we can get several meals from. Of course, in this endeavour, my crock pot is my best friend. This baby has gotten a lot of use over the years and continues to be well used. I really need to break the seal on the new bigger one I got really cheap (I think it was around $10- last year) That’s the one I need for making chili, but I’ve found some other soup recipes that make a large quantity and that will come in handy.
So my day with beans! You can find the recipe here along with the story of the recipe. I was very excited that before my friends Gail and Alice left to spend the summer in Maine, I printed out the recipe for them. I’m always a little shy about giving recipes…just because I like something, doesn’t mean others will. They Loved it, including Gail’s fussy brother, Ray who doesn’t like anything! Score!
I soaked the beans overnight, then cooked them on the stove. Could have cooked them in the crock pot (which I will do when I think to plan ahead!) but it would have been another day before I could make them.
Cooked beans in the crock pot!
All of the goodness mixed in and Ready To Crock!
The finished product! The house smells so good while they’re cooking! That’s one of my favorite things about cooking with the crock!
My preferred way of eating the beans. Underneath are two microwaved veggie dogs. Ralph of course gets real dogs. Ladle in the beans and I don’t know why I do it, but I put a nice big squeeze of mustard. I love the extra punch of flavor it adds.
This is an excellent recipe and although I use fake bacon in mine (Gail did as well when she made it) meat eaters don’t seem to notice the difference if you don’t tell them. Ralph know it’s fake bacon but loves them anyway! It’s great to take to a party or for family gatherings. Not hard at all!
Today being the first day of October makes me very excited! Today is Ralph’s and my 12th Anniversary. I’m so lucky to have found him and lucky that he let me keep him! ;-) It’s also the first day of my Birthday month! AND the leaves are starting to change colors! Perhaps the best reason to be in New Jersey!
So I’m off to a busy Day!
Happy Monday! Happy October! Happy Anniversary!