Monday, February 11, 2013

Best Baked Beans

I got this recipe from Glenn's cousin Renee Peterson.  I like baked beans but I want them to be good, I was at a family reunion on year and I looking at several pots of beans and thinking to my self, "I wonder which one's are the best?"  Then came a voice beside me and a finger pointing, "THESE ARE THE BEST BAKED BEANS!"  It was as if she had heard me.  She gave me the recipe right on the spot and I have used it ever since.

3 28 ounce cans of pork and beans (I use Van Camps)

1 pound lean bacon sliced and cooked
1 onion chopped and sautéed
1 green pepper chopped and sautéed with the onion

1 cup catsup
1 cup brown sugar (a little packed)
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce

Mix all the ingredients together, cover

Bake in the oven at 300 degrees for three hours,
Stir occasionally.
Take the lid off the last 1/2 hour.

OR bake in the crock pot on low about 5-6 hours.

I like the crock pot, much less hassle.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

100% Whole Wheat Rolls

I just made the best whole wheat rolls I have ever made!
I couldn't find my recipe, so I did my best to remember it.  This is what I came up with:

In the bottom of the bread mixer put:
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 TBSP salt

Then add:
4 cups very warm water
3 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup powdered milk
2 eggs
2 TBSP yeast

Mix together and then start adding more whole wheat flour, 1 cup at a time.
Add 6 to 9 more cups.  The dough will still be a little sticky.

Let rise until double or even more.
The dough will still be sticky, but you can handle it by spraying Pam on your hands
and on the cupboard and on the rolling pin.

Form Rolls.  (I divided the batch in thirds and rolled out long rectangles and
basted them with butter.   Then I cut out triangles with my pizza cutter, then
rolled them out starting at the wide end.)  Use you own method if you like.

Put them on a cookie sheet sprayed with pam and let rise again.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until done.