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Poll: Your last meal
Home-made -- made it and ate it at home.
Home-made -- someone else made it and I ate it at home.
Ordered in -- I paid someone else to make it but ate it at home.
Dined out -- I paid someone else to make it and I ate it there.
Ordered out -- I paid someone to make it and ate it not at home.
Bag lunch -- made at home, ate it away from home.
I'm fasting by choice.
I'm fasting not by choice.
I had fast food and don't want to talk about it.
Other.
View Results (39 votes)
 

Magpie
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Sep 23 2012, 5:01pm


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In doing lots of research on kidney beans, I've found there are two different kinds. So that might account for some of the difference. But I've tried as many kinds and brands as I can find in MN and I haven't hit on what I remember from MI.

Some beans are grown in MI and if they grow kidney beans in MI, then the ones we bought were probably regionally canned as well. They were fairly soft. They kept their shape, even when mixed up in a salad, but they didn't have any real bite to them. They were soft like macaroni in macaroni salad would be (which we also at a lot of ... my grandmother made mixed salads for a cafeteria so we always had lots of mixed salads at holiday dinners!).

The kidney beans in MN are hard - the cooked ones, I mean. They have a pretty strong bite to them.

We cook up pinto beans in the pressure cooker and serve them as 'refrieds', although we don't refry them. We just mash them up with a little salt and eat them in tortillas with whatever fixings the individual wants: taco sauce or salsa, cheese, yogurt are the mainstays. Sometimes someone will chop up onions or maybe lettuce or finely sliced cabbage. If we cooked two bags of beans a week, they would get eaten around here. As I think I might have said, No1 son eats them multiple times a week for lunches.

Sometimes I make enchiladas out of them by dipping the tortillas in Old El Paso enchilada sauce, putting the mashed beans and cheese in and rolling them up. Then dumping more sauce on top and topping with cheese after they're lined up in a baking dish. When I've taken these to pot luck, people rave about them and can't figure out why their enchiladas aren't as good. I figure the difference is home cooked beans. We have no added fat but more importantly, no added seasoning. Canned refriends just taste weird to me and I think it's the seasoning they put in them. I wouldn't be opposed to seasoned refrieds but usually any seasoning in canned stuff isn't done as well as seasoning put in by the home cook.

Every once in awhile, I splurge on tortilla chips and eat the beans kind of like tostadas. Just create a layered 'dip' with beans and cheese and yogurt and sauce/salsa and shredded lettuce. You could get fancy with guacamole but guac is expensive and I don't know much you taste it with the beans. I save quac for chicken dishes.

The northern beans do come in bags you can cook from scratch but the kind we bought in MI were cooked already - like most beans that come in cans - but in a jar that was two to three times larger than the standard can. When I cook them now, I just make a broth from smoked ham shanks and then cook the beans in that broth.

http://www.walmart.com/...Beans-48-oz/10451781

I've always liked beans done fairly simply. I like baked beans but I like plain beans just as much. My mother would serve canned butter beans, hot but straight out of the can, and I loved the salty broth from the beans on bread.

Subject User Time
Your last meal SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 15 2012, 1:30am
    other: leftovers Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Sep 15 2012, 1:44am
        Hmmm SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 15 2012, 1:54am
            I'd say that's some pretty fancy sounding take-out! Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Sep 15 2012, 2:09am
                It was quite a bit different from what I usually eat SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 15 2012, 2:58am
                    That looks pretty healthy! Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Sep 15 2012, 3:30am
                        Heh SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 15 2012, 3:55am
                            Yep - it's the best way to cook, I think. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Sep 15 2012, 4:10am
                                Wow it's like two solitudes. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 15 2012, 4:27am
                                    You sound like you know something but Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Sep 15 2012, 5:02am
                                        I was talking about school work SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 16 2012, 5:46pm
                        we make a beer cheese sauce Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 15 2012, 8:50pm
                            Sounds delicious! Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Sep 16 2012, 1:44am
    Quick Hoppin' John with Pan-fried corn bread dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 15 2012, 1:49am
        Super duper bonus points awarded! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 15 2012, 1:59am
            The love of corn bread dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 16 2012, 3:13am
        your cornbread doesn't have any leavening in it Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 15 2012, 5:49pm
            Yes, isn't that strange? dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 16 2012, 3:25am
                late answers Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 23 2012, 5:01pm
    Fried 'taters from my garden. : D Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Sep 15 2012, 4:00am
        What's taters, precious? What's taters, eh? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 15 2012, 4:26am
    I'm glad you clarified what you meant SirD DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 15 2012, 8:37am
        That would be a little difficult to put into poll format SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 15 2012, 2:42pm
            No extra tentacle soup? Delrond Send a private message to Delrond Sep 15 2012, 3:15pm
                My youngest would love that soup! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 16 2012, 3:03am
            That could make for a very interesting (and morbid) thread DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 15 2012, 3:15pm
                Deep fried chicken balls? dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 16 2012, 3:05am
                    what are chicken balls imin Send a private message to imin Sep 16 2012, 7:00am
                        I try not to think about what's in them... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 16 2012, 8:25am
                    Heart attack on the plate, that's what they are! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 16 2012, 8:23am
                        I really like Chinese food to imin Send a private message to imin Sep 16 2012, 8:38am
    Nothing fancy. Delrond Send a private message to Delrond Sep 15 2012, 3:22pm
    well .... I turned the oven on. sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Sep 15 2012, 3:48pm
    not counting Honey Cheerios I had for breakfast... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 15 2012, 5:28pm
    Steak and ale casserole imin Send a private message to imin Sep 15 2012, 5:34pm
        Now * that * is a hobbit recipe! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 15 2012, 5:46pm
        what was the cut of meat you used? Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 15 2012, 8:53pm
            Recipe imin Send a private message to imin Sep 16 2012, 6:56am
                Juniper berries? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 16 2012, 6:05pm
                    I had not personally cooked with Juniper berries until recently imin Send a private message to imin Sep 16 2012, 8:45pm
                I love the taste of chuck Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 16 2012, 6:58pm
                    Chuck who? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 16 2012, 7:27pm
                    Haha i think my mum can relate somewhat imin Send a private message to imin Sep 16 2012, 8:49pm
    Last meal sam90 Send a private message to sam90 Sep 15 2012, 7:07pm
        Taters Sam never had ... Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Sep 15 2012, 8:38pm
    Wow, what a change of emphasis! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 16 2012, 1:28am
    Not sure that Eggo waffles actually count as home-made... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 16 2012, 4:40pm
        Eggo home-made? Close enough SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 16 2012, 4:59pm
    Other - went to a catered party Annael Send a private message to Annael Sep 16 2012, 7:05pm
        Well played Annael ;) / SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 16 2012, 7:25pm
    Yogurt chicken with vegetable couscous wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Sep 18 2012, 1:44am
    I ordered a sandwich & ate it at work sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Sep 19 2012, 4:57pm
    Bacon Pasta alienorchid Send a private message to alienorchid Sep 20 2012, 10:19am
        Thanks for posting the recipe, it sounds really nice and im gonna try it :) // imin Send a private message to imin Sep 20 2012, 5:05pm
    Homemade. Cooked it, ate it at home. Patty Send a private message to Patty Sep 20 2012, 12:08pm
    other: there is leftover food in the physics department Oiotári Send a private message to Oiotári Sep 21 2012, 10:15pm

 
 
 

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