Monday, March 17, 2008

today i canned beans

dried pinto and pinks. i have spoiled my family. when i had my heart failure 8 years ago, i started canning my own because they didn't have salt-free ones at the time. mine are 100 times better than the store bought ones and since we just used up the last bottle, i spent the day canning. i now have 18 pints and 8 quarts. and i'm actually itching to do some more. it takes a good day's worth of time and my house stinks like beans. but today i scheduled well, got my exercise in, the beans canned, a piano lesson, an hour long phone visit with my wonderful little brother, another visit with heather, and dinner made. all in one day.

dinner was good, chicken breasts with a lemon thyme sauce and risotto. a green salad to top it off.

i'm feeling mighty resourceful today.

10 comments:

alison said...

good job! that is quite the task.

Vivian said...

But why didn't you have beans for dinner? :P I'm impressed, very impressed.

Etta said...

Wow. You're dinner sounds yummy. You should share the recipe. Way to go being so resourceful.

Etta said...

P.S. You didn't can THE bean did you? As in, the Lord of the Beans? :)

Mary Kay said...

Very impressive! I'm usually happy if I remember not to let Sophie go to school without pants on. :)

rachel carlson said...

and now i want some beans, we made bean soup some time ago and now we need to make more.

AK2CO Girl said...

congrats on a successful day!

ducky said...

haha mk keeps making laugh in her blog comments! congrats on your productive day!

Tara Whalen said...

I too would love to see that sauce recipe.
Yum!

Heather said...

accomplishment. seriously. :-) I think I need to taste some of these beans.... :-D