Sunday, March 12, 2017

Temptation

Assembling ingredients for a bean dish. Baked the excess fat out of a half package of bacon ends and pieces. So hard not to just eat the bacon. Must resist the temptation.

Cooking is something where I'm proficient. Years of being a bachelor helps but my mother taught me as a teen. My dishes tend to be simple ranch fare.

This crock pot meal will be pre-soaked beans drained, chicken broth, minced fresh garlic, chopped onion, and a dash of ginger (helps with the gas aftermath).
A small can of diced tomatoes and green chiles may be added.

Measurements? What are these measurements you speak of?

11 comments:

  1. Simple fix'ens are the best eating most of the time.

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    1. Simple is better unless you are very, very good.

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  2. Huh, never heard of adding ginger. Gotta remember that!

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    1. Seems to work as well as boiling the beans then changing the water.

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  3. That's one of my favorite meals. Better if accompanied by fresh home made bread. I like to put a dash of cilantro on the beans when complete -- not too much or it will overwhelm.

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    1. When I get real ambitious I make fry bread. Corn bread or corn muffins goes well with beans. Sometimes I'll sprinkle them with grated cheese.

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    2. Fry bread is especially good with beans/bacon.

      It's also good by itself, slathered with melted butter and honey.

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    3. Can't find it in any restaurants around here. Occasionally you find Sopapillas but they are not quite the same as Indian fry bread. My fry bread is only ok. I use lard in a cast iron skillet.

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  4. I don't measure stuff either. I used to, but once I learned how to cook I stopped bothering with measurements.

    Cornbread gets butter and jam at our house. Hey, don't knock it...

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    1. Nobody has ever had to force me to eat butter and jam on anything!

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  5. My Aunt Sally doesn't measure stuff, either. She just throws handfuls of this and that into her cauldron willy nilly. And no, the results are not amazingly tasty.

    Suggestion to you folks who want to produce something edible in the kitchen: measure stuff.

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