The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 78

March 20, 2012 at 1:03 am (Food) (, , , , , , , )

Hello again friends, and welcome back!  So glad you could join me yet again.

What a day!!  Not much during the day, really, little running around, gas in the car, cashing in the change jar, odds and ends.  Back to school for William, so that was a little bit of a challenge this morning, but not too bad.  First day back after spring break, expected it to be a lot harder than it was, but he’s a good kid, so all was well.  Spent a couple hours job hunting on the internet, found a whole bunch of new listings today, so put in 15 applications.  We’ll see how that works out!  It was also scout banquet night, and Pinewood Derby, awards night, so our usual 1 hour meeting took almost 2 hours, but it was fun.  Have to say, our track is the pits, needs a lot of work, bumpy, uneven, but I guess I shouldn’t complain because it was FREE.  However, I was always taught that if you can’t do something right, don’t do it, and someone invested a lot of time into this thing, wish they had done it better.  Guess I have mixed feelings!  William didn’t even place in the race, but he was OK with that, he had fun anyway, and there was a lot of good food at the pot luck dinner, so he was happy.  He got a BUNCH of awards, already put all his new pins on his uniform, that was cool!  Kind of looking forward to when CUB scouts is all done, going to put all his patches and awards in a shadow box for him, since he can’t take any of it to BOY Scouts.

Anyway, since there was a pot luck, I HAD to make Mom’s baked beans, so here’s the recipe:

Mom’s Baked Beans

1 55oz can B&M baked beans (if you can’t find those, I use Bush’s original baked beans, 2 of the larger cans, get as close as you can)

1 lb ground beef, browned and drained (I used ground round)

1 cup ketchup

1 Tbsp onion (I used dried onion flakes)

3 Tbsp molasses

1/4 cup brown sugar

Salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in crock pot, mix well, cook at least 4 hours on low.  Longer is better!

My kids like to eat these with chips or Frito’s, which is actually pretty good!  And these are great as leftovers!!

Until tomorrow, eat well, love well, live well!!

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1 Comment

  1. Mom said,

    AND I was there to share in the fun! Watching the boys race their homemade cars was awesome! Go William!

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