Off The Beaten Path

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Georgia, United States
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.

Saturday, September 1

Beans, Beans, Beans

My family has discovered that they love beans. We have a restaurant here, called "The Fruit Jar Cafe" and they have a bean bar. I was not familiar with a bean bar, so it was something new to me. It is basically the same as a salad bar, you purchase your dinner, and with it comes beans. They have bowls at the bar and you can have as many different kinds of beans as you can eat. We got up close and personal with butter beans. They are the same a large white lima's, but here in the south they are called butter beans. So yesterday I purchased a two pound bag and that is what I am making for dinner tonight. I also purchased what they call "fat back" and salt pork, to put in them. I opened it and smelled it, and decided to use salt pork instead. Fat back is just what it says, fat. Nothing else, no meat of any kind. I have to tell you, here in the south, people are heavy, and I think I know why!


quilly said...

Glad you're blogging again! What time did you say dinner was?

Nea said...

Hi Quilly......come on over.....the pot is still simmering, wow were they good....why is it everything that tastes good, really good, goes right to my hips. haha Well anyway, I cooked two pounds of beans, and there are very little left. I soaked them overnight, so hopefully we won't be making "music" tonight....haha

The Old Fart said...

Cholesterol must really be high in the south with the Fat back,

I am on facebook as well, what is your email Nea and I'll invite you. Send me an email from my profile page link.

A Blessed weekend is wished for you.

PS Cindy Bestowed me with the Nice Matter Award as well. I didn't nominate you as Cindy already did, but you did get Honorable Mention.

Nea said...

Hi Bill, I sent you an email. Yep, Tom's colestrol was like is now 114, but that is with medication.

I am new to facebook, only have one friend there. With you it will make two. :)

Akelamalu said...

I love red kidney beans but they can cause you to make too much 'music'!

Nea said...

haha, yep, beans, beans the musical fruit.......and we all love beans, and then off to our respective pain....I only ate them one night, and passed them by after that. I love them, however, there is only so many I can eat.