Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturday Roundup: Beans and Raspberry Edition

Aleasha once told me that her family always ate beans for dinner the day after a big holiday, you know, after you've eaten all the rich food the day before you want something simple to eat. Our family has adapted that, and we had beans and cornbread for dinner this week. Since we were rotating, we cooked the beans with bacon, and topped with sour cream, shredded cheese and cilantro.

I also brought back from my vacation a suitcase of raspberries from Mountain Man's grandpa's garden.

With which, I made jam. Raspberry jam is pretty similar to strawberry jam and oh, so delicious. Just follow the directions on the pectin box.

Raspberry jam does call for processing in a water bath canner, unlike strawberry. But it's no biggie.

And so worth it.

What did you make this week from your food storage? Post about it on your blog and leave your link below!

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Ritsumei said...

Does food put INTO the food storage count? I haven't been making much OUT of the storage, but I've been putting a fair amount INTO the storage...

Stephanie in AR said...

A simple black beans & brown rice (cooked in the same pot) with salsa and toppings. It was an experiment that turned out very good.

Tricia said...

Looks like what's happening in my kitchen these days. We did cherry pie filling, cherry jam, and next week blueberries will be ready. After that the peaches. Isn't this a wonderful time of year??!!

Tricia said...

I tried getting your button but when I paste it into my html gadget nothing shows up in the box. Almost like my computer never got it. I tried 3 times.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...the other day I made a quick & dirty curry: half a tin of garbanzo beans, curry powder, onion, dried currants (didn't have prunes which are delicious in this kind of dish, believe it or not!), I added another veg that I can't remember. I made a littel bit of a sauce to thicken it with cornstarch. And I served it with jasmine rice from a vacuum-packed bag. It turned out really well, considering that it was a very rough recipe!

btw, in various cookbooks I remember reading that it's not a good idea to cook dried beans with salt or (hot) spices as it toughens the beans. Do you have any experience with this??


The Prudent Homemaker said...

I made summer minestrone soup for dinner last night (I added the link). Everything is from my food storage except for the addition of zucchini, which came from my garden.

We are continuing to live primarily on our food storage, so most of our meals are made from that and our garden.