Monday, November 28, 2011

Bean There, Done That

Beans. They seem so pedestrian. And yet - they are the workhorses of your pantry.

I know, you stocked up on dried beans for economical nutrition and the upcoming zombie-apocalypse and haven't been using them as often as you thought you would. That's okay. The beans forgive you. Beans are cool like that.

They wait patiently for you to remember to soak some overnight to make a dish, some even hang out in cans in case you forget.

I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.
Mitch Hedberg

Beans offer good nutrition and body to a dish, and work magically with rice, corn and other grains. And herbs love 'em. Just ask them.

So get out your Tessa Kiros books and find a recipe featuring beans! Cook it up, post it, and link to Mr. Linky (below) to show it off!

In the meantime - have you had a chance to check out all the posts from last week? We had an outstanding Attitude of Gratitude going on!

Get your bean on and link a permalink up to Mr. Linky on or by December 4th.
Not sure what a permalink is? Check out our Welcome post.

All photos from google images

I Heart Cooking Clubs *Bean There, Done That* Participants

1. Yvette - sausages and beans
2. Kim- Cannellini Bean Puree
3. Michelle ~ Baked Giant Butter Beans
4. Deb in Hawaii--Cannellini Beans w/ Olive Oil
5. Natashya - Cannellini Beans in Tomato Sauce
6. Heather - Farro & Cranberry Bean Soup
7. Torwen - Cannellini Bean Puree
8. Donna-Green bean souffle loaf


Heather S-G said...

Ah, the musical fruit... I think I know what I'll be making already!

Kim said...

Well, you know I love this week's theme. I can't wait to get my bean on :)

Deb in Hawaii said...

This week will be fun. My cannellini beans soaked last night and are ready to cook into creamy bean goodness today. Bring on the beans! ;-)

Michelle B said...

Here goes...I collect seeds. Not necessarily to plant. To look at. So there's my weird thing. I love these photos. Dried beans are so pretty.

Made my dish, just have to post!

Yrene MWCAdventure said...

My post is up, and i loved it!

Kim said...

Tessa's cannellini bean puree was delicious with my sausage gravy. A perfect plate of food!

Michelle B said...

Had fun with big honkin' butter beans.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I made the simple and homey Cannellini Beans w/ Olive Oil.

(Also a shout out to Tessa's Ouzo Sorbet that I made this week.
It has nothing to do with beans but it was REALLY good!) ;-)

NKP said...

Cannellini Beans in Tomato Sauce are up!
I'm going to catch 40 winks and then come check out some delicious beany-dishes!

Heather S-G said...

I made a beautiful, beany bowl of soup. So. Good.

Kim said...

Natashya- Wow! Your beans in tomato sauce served over pasta shells looks like a party on a plate. I love it.

torwen said...

A proper November theme: beans = comfort food. I loved skipping through Tessa Kiros' books.
Lastly I decided on a very simple dish, the bean puree and was pleasantly surprised. Great recipe and great event :)

luckybunny said...

Can't go wrong with beans! I'm off to see what everyone else made :) I loved the green bean souffle we had, it was really tasty!

NKP said...

Thanks Kim! It was simple and tasty and made for great lunches.

Kayte said...

Still catching up posting with things I made but did not get posted so here's one for Fasolada, White Bean Soup, too late for Mr. Linky, but here now: