Some would not consider this a meal. I do not understand those people, but I will love them anyway.
I have made beans as long as I can remember. Sometimes they have been really good. Other times, nothin’ special. What is the secret to delicious beans? In search of the answer, I became interested in beaneology (I thought I made that word up, but I Googled it for fun and I’ll be dern…)
The problem, I learned, is that I’m always playin’ around with ’em, beans that is. I try this spice and that. I am so happy to say I have learned that THAT was the problem. Keeping it simple is the answer and if you find a good thing, don’t mess with it!
Pioneer Woman helped me understand beans. Less is more; simple is better. My last several pots of beans have been PW’s and they are SO good. The Captain requests them and the kids eat ’em up!
PW’s Beans and Cornbread (recipe here)
Banana Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing (recipe soon-ish).