Wednesday, June 8, 2011

HOT Dinners!

Heat wave here, and across much of the country, this week. What are you making for dinner to beat the heat?

Tonight, we are having chicken salad, tomato, mozzarella & basil salad, green salad and watermelon. Tomorrow my kids have a 1/2 day because of the predicted temps and no AC in the schools -- it may well be ice pops for dinner then!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Kathy's Baked Beans

1/2 pound bacon, browned and crumpled
1 medium onion, chopped and browned in bacon fat
2 large cans of B&M Baked Beans
1 can Kidney beans (I sometimes also add a can of Garbanzo beans)
1 can Butter beans

After browning bacon and onion add to crockpot along with the cans of beans. Add in 1/2 C ketchup, 1/2 C molasses and 1 t powdered mustard (I use Coleman's). The orginal recipe also calls for 1/2 pound of ground beef of turkey. (I have never used this as I always serve meat alongside the beans). Heat in Crockpot about 4 hours on low.