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Old 05-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #766
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Jim, I made the Hi Ho Cream of Chicken Casserole today. All I can say is.... YUMMY! It is really good and all of the kids loved it too.

It's not often that I find something to fix for lunch that 6 kids from 6 different families all like.
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Jim, I made the Hi Ho Cream of Chicken Casserole today. All I can say is.... YUMMY! It is really good and all of the kids loved it too.

It's not often that I find something to fix for lunch that 6 kids from 6 different families all like.
Awww right Barb, that is great. We had the perfect supper tonight, pinto beans, fried potatoes, fresh corn on the cob and buttermilk cornbread with a slice of onion. It is going to sound like a frog pond around here after while. This is my favorite meal of all times, it just don't get no better than that. Snack tonight is milk and cornbread, but I am still stuffed.
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I don't think I've ever had pinto beans. ............ any chance you'd...... um...... care to share the........ recipe?

Hmm. Warm cornbread with lots of butter melting on top. Sounds really good.
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I don't think I've ever had pinto beans. ............ any chance you'd...... um...... care to share the........ recipe?

Hmm. Warm cornbread with lots of butter melting on top. Sounds really good.
Your puttin the shuck on me right? Get the good kind of dried organic Pintos, pick the bad ones and broken ones out and throw away. Wash the beans two or three times as they usually have rocks and sand in them. Put the beans in a good size pan and cover the beans with water about an inch.

Crank up the heat until the water boils and turn down to a good medium simmer. Put salt, a pinch of baking soda and salt pork, or smoked ham hocks, or just bacon grease will work. Cover the pan but leave the side of the lid open just a little to let some of the steam out, you want the water to evaporate some so you can add a cup of water at a time so the juice will get really good. You have to keep adding water and stirring, you want the juice to cover about 3/4 to an inch above the beans just don't let them get dry or your house is going to stink like the dickens.

Be sure to stir the beans quite often so they don't scorch on the bottom but if they do scorch just cut a tater in half and throw it in the beans, that will take all the bad taste out. Cook the beans until they are really nice and soft and the juice is nice and brown.

I bet you already know all of this and are just pullin my leg, right?
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Can't she just open a tin of them ?
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Your puttin the shuck on me right?...

... I bet you already know all of this and are just pullin my leg, right?
No, I've never made them and I know my mom never did, so I didn't learn as a kid and didn't take the time as an adult.

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Like most other things (except for Bush's Baked Beans) they probably wouldn't taste as good as home made . Plus, I'd rather learn how to use the dry beans.

Did you try the chicken casserole Jan? It's very good.
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No, I've never made them and I know my mom never did, so I didn't learn as a kid and didn't take the time as an adult.


Like most other things (except for Bush's Baked Beans) they probably wouldn't taste as good as home made . Plus, I'd rather learn how to use the dry beans.

Did you try the chicken casserole Jan? It's very good.
I hope I didn't offend you Barb, I wasn't trying to deride or make fun of you, I just thought every body had fixed dried pinto's. The dried navy beans and white or northern beans fix the same way as the pintos, come to think of it all the dried beans fix the same way. Oh if you ever get the beans too salty you can cut a raw potato in half and put both halves of the potato in there, it will take the salty taste out.

I really don't like the canned pintos, great northerns or navy beans, they just don't taste good to me. Judy makes her cornbread with buttermilk, bacon grease and about a table spoon of mayonnaise and fresh cornmeal.
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I tried some complicated cooking tonight, with lots of instruction from her. It worked and she ate the glow fish I nuked.
12 minutes according to the recipe. 2 hours from start of prep to do dishes. At least I can now interprete a recipe now. Just add 55 minutes to every 5 minutes stated.
I got her the spinach soufle and she can have that tomorrow.
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mmmm fluorescent fish my fav. She is obviously very special to you. Why not splurge next time and get her a nice puffer fish
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It's not often that I find something to fix for lunch that 6 kids from 6 different families all like. [/quote]
You have to feed six kids Everyday?

Wow Barb. It takes a special someone to be able to handle 6 kids everyday. I don't think I'd cope well
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I hope I didn't offend you Barb, I wasn't trying to deride or make fun of you, I just thought every body had fixed dried pinto's. The dried navy beans and white or northern beans fix the same way as the pintos, come to think of it all the dried beans fix the same way. Oh if you ever get the beans too salty you can cut a raw potato in half and put both halves of the potato in there, it will take the salty taste out.

I really don't like the canned pintos, great northerns or navy beans, they just don't taste good to me. Judy makes her cornbread with buttermilk, bacon grease and about a table spoon of mayonnaise and fresh cornmeal.
Nope, what you said wasn't offensive at all. It takes a lot to offend me anyway .

I picked up a variety of dry beans today to try it out. I also found a few recipes online for soups that call for a variety of beans and spices.

Thanks for the tip about putting the potato in if the beans are too salty. Over the years I've gotten to where I don't like salty foods. I fried up some zuccini the other day and couldn't eat but a few pieces of it because I put too much salt on it. Hate when that happens.

I bet that cornbread tastes fantastic. I was at Ikea today, over by Detroit and had some cornbread at their cafeteria. It was delicious.

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Wow Barb. It takes a special someone to be able to handle 6 kids everyday. I don't think I'd cope well
The velcro wall helps a lot... j/k. Once you get past the "NA na na NA na" and "It's mine! I had it first!", it's not so bad. They're good kids.
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Happy Mother's Day Barb !


I hope you enjoy your day! Do something relaxing, just for you..an afternoon at the Spa?? Don't forget the massage

Me, I'm off to get a few signatures on a contract and then to my very least favourite activity...shopping. My niece is getting married next sunday (thankfully monday is a holiday) and we all need shoes.

If I could afford Jimmy choo's it wouldn't be so painful !
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Thank you and happy Mother's Day to you too Jan!

Shoe shopping? You have my sympathy...
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Happy mother's day Jan and Barb - and to all mothers!!!
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