Well I know it is Sunday now, but here is what I did in the kitchen yesterday…
Lately our weather has been more like early spring, meaning wet and cool.. so I have been continuing to make soup for these types of days. I like soup (even during the summer) because it is easy, quick and I can make a pot big enough to last my family for a couple of days.
Yesterday I made (recipes can be found on my site):
Yummy Pinto Beans http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/yummypintobeans.htm
Salad w/homemade Ranch Dressing http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/ranchdressing.htm
Here is how the afternoon went:
I cooked up a pot of pinto beans and then drained out a good deal of the bean broth. I save the bean broth that I drain out to add back later.
I cooked up a pound of hamburger with an onion:
When the beans were done cooking I added the cooked hamburger/onion mix, tomatoes, molasses, sweetener (you can use sucanat or brown sugar), mustard powder, red pepper flakes and pepper:
Then I added some of the reserved bean broth to give me a soupy consistency:
I also taste it at this point and add anything I think it is missing. I actually like to add a little more molasses than the recipe calls for because we like that kind of baked bean taste to the dish.
Then I mixed up a batch of cornbread:
And a salad:
I already had dressing in the fridge that I had made earlier in the week. The meal was delish! And I have enough left for today’s dinner as well!!
For dessert Sierra, Leanne and I made apple pie…
I have a whole separate blog post that I am going to write up on making pie crust.. complete with pictures!! So stay tuned…. :)