I am not sure if I have ever said that my wife (who is a degreed nutritionist) can really cook. Here is the dinner she made tonight.
The other day someone asked for a white beans recipe. When I got home tonight I was happily surprised to find that the wife (MHNBPF) had made white beans for me, for dinner. And she took photos for me to post.
For the two of us she used about a cup and a half of great northern beans, hand picked for bad beans and stones, rinsed and covered with water, brought to a boil and then allowed to soak for a few hours.
Here is her set-up after the beans had soaked.
- 1 1/2 cups great northern beans, picked, washed, soaked and drained
- A Tablespoon of oil
- A half cup of ham
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt seasoned to taste (only added toward the end of cooking)
Cooked about two hours, until beans are tender. We like broth with ours because we like cornbread with our beans.
Cornbread - you've seen this before, except today the wife combined the white cornmeal and flour today to make a mix. To make her cornbread mix, she combined 50:50 stone ground white cornmeal and self rising flour with a little baking soda, salt and baking powder (half teaspoon of each for every 2 cups of final combination) to make a mix that she can just add buttermilk to in order to make the batter.
She made batter for our 6 inch skillet by adding buttermilk to a cup and a half of her cornbread mix:
She had already preheated the oven to 375 degrees and heated the skillet with a little oil, then added the batter.
Baked for about 45 minutes until top has browned
The lady makes a nice pone of cornbread
My bowl of beans
except I don't eat them that way, I break my cornbread up and eat them this way.
My second helping - I really like beans with ham and cornbread.
Thanks for the beans, Dear