Thursday, October 15, 2009

Beans, beans, good for your heart...

I forget the rest of that line. Probably just as well. Anyway my wife is from the Philippines and when I brought her here last March I made some chili. She liked the chili but didn't like the beans much. Last weekend I decided that she should taste beans cooked in the good ol' Southern way so I took some dried pinto beans, cut up some bacon into small pieces, and cooked that for several hours, slow. Then we made some biscuits and that evening she decided that she did like beans after all. Lol, we just didn't sleep with our head under the sheets that night. Anyway for those of you who like simple cooking, the bean/bacon combo is very tasty. If you prefer beef just cut up some beef into small pieces and slow cook with the beans for a few hours. Beans get better and better the longer you cook them. Also large amounts of beans cook better than small amounts. I have no idea why, but its a fact. Ok onward and upward to more complicated and yummy food. My wife prepares a lot of food from her country and I have become an addict! I love it. She cooks sinigang, kilawin tangigue, apredada, and many others. I have nearly forsaken American food but sometimes I also cook for her so she can have the experience of some of of our good Southern USA food. For those of you that are not knowledgeable of the Southern USA, we are known here for hospitality and good cooking. Some of the food here is simple but you would never know that by tasting it. Some is of course pretty complicated but I am not a good enough cook to venture into that. We have decided that if all goes well we will eat one of our chickens this weekend. Its going to be hard to do, but thats what we have them for and we can't continue to feed them for nothing. Brooster the Rooster's days are numbered. I told him a few days ago that he better enjoy his time because it is limited lol. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, still lots of rain here and so dreary. I have been off work a lot lately because of the bad weather but I think that is probably about over. I did enjoy the time off but bills have to be paid, so hi ho hi ho, its off to work I go tomorrow. Anyway its Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I'm glad to find out that wife is a Filipina. I bet she's one loving wife. (Lol!)

    I enjoy reading your post. Will be back soon!