A Pot of Beans…
December 18, 2006
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Jo Ann has a meeting this morning. Gives me a chance to brew up a crock of beans. She won’t have to worry about lunch and I get to savour the whole process all morning.
I use either a crock pot or a micaceous clay Pueblo bean pot for cooking beans. Both cook slowly and produce wonderful beans.
Easy. Cup of beans. Ham hock. Chopped onion. Two cloves garlic. Small can green chilies. Barely cover with water. Salt and Pepper to taste towards the end. Cook.
If you are lucky enough to find some Anasazi Beans, it only takes three hours of cooking with no soaking. They are beautiful beans; flavorful, sweet and aromatic.
And thus things are with me right now. Enjoying that familiar , and ancient, aroma. Thinking about cornbread and a tossed green salad.
There’s something about a pot of beans…