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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default The potatoes were a hit!

    I left out the thyme and at the last minute decided to add some dried
    parsley. Why? Parsley is one of the few seasonings my mom ever used. So I
    knew they would like it. They did. I did overcook them a tad I think.
    Some of the slices on the top got very brown and crisp. I picked those off
    and my daughter ate them. When I reheated them today I added a small amount
    of water over the top, covered with foil and just heated through.

    The green beans did not go over so well but I expected they would not. My
    family isn't big on veggies unless they are raw.

    The baked apples went over well too.

    The one thing that was disappointing was the Jacob's Cattle Trout beans. I
    personally didn't think they had much flavor at all. I did make a mistake
    and forgot to soak them. So I did the quick method where you bring them to
    a boil in some water, let sit for 1.5 hours then drain, rinse, add more
    water and cook again. The cooking directions at Whole Foods said to just
    add salt and pepper. This did not seem to be enough seasoning. I added
    what seemed like a *ton* of salt but they still had no flavor. I also added
    some onion powder and added cumin 3 different times. They were okay. They
    were edible. Just not memorable. Daughter said she was disappointed
    because she thought they would taste like refried beans. And I think maybe
    I was expecting them to taste like pintos because that's what they smelled
    like as they cooked. But they didn't. They were just very bland.



  2. #2
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: The potatoes were a hit!

    Julie Bove wrote:
    > I left out the thyme and at the last minute decided to add some dried
    > parsley. Why? Parsley is one of the few seasonings my mom ever used. So I
    > knew they would like it. They did. I did overcook them a tad I think.
    > Some of the slices on the top got very brown and crisp. I picked those off
    > and my daughter ate them. When I reheated them today I added a small amount
    > of water over the top, covered with foil and just heated through.
    >
    > The green beans did not go over so well but I expected they would not. My
    > family isn't big on veggies unless they are raw.
    >
    > The baked apples went over well too.
    >
    > The one thing that was disappointing was the Jacob's Cattle Trout beans. I
    > personally didn't think they had much flavor at all. I did make a mistake
    > and forgot to soak them. So I did the quick method where you bring them to
    > a boil in some water, let sit for 1.5 hours then drain, rinse, add more
    > water and cook again. The cooking directions at Whole Foods said to just
    > add salt and pepper. This did not seem to be enough seasoning. I added
    > what seemed like a *ton* of salt but they still had no flavor. I also added
    > some onion powder and added cumin 3 different times. They were okay. They
    > were edible. Just not memorable. Daughter said she was disappointed
    > because she thought they would taste like refried beans. And I think maybe
    > I was expecting them to taste like pintos because that's what they smelled
    > like as they cooked. But they didn't. They were just very bland.
    >
    >

    My mom used to make baked beans with Jacob's Cattle Beans. (The
    trout part doesn't ring a bell.)

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    Jean B.

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: The potatoes were a hit!

    Jean B. wrote:
    > Julie Bove wrote:
    >> I left out the thyme and at the last minute decided to add some dried
    >> parsley. Why? Parsley is one of the few seasonings my mom ever
    >> used. So I knew they would like it. They did. I did overcook them
    >> a tad I think. Some of the slices on the top got very brown and
    >> crisp. I picked those off and my daughter ate them. When I
    >> reheated them today I added a small amount of water over the top,
    >> covered with foil and just heated through. The green beans did not go
    >> over so well but I expected they would
    >> not. My family isn't big on veggies unless they are raw.
    >>
    >> The baked apples went over well too.
    >>
    >> The one thing that was disappointing was the Jacob's Cattle Trout
    >> beans. I personally didn't think they had much flavor at all. I
    >> did make a mistake and forgot to soak them. So I did the quick
    >> method where you bring them to a boil in some water, let sit for
    >> 1.5 hours then drain, rinse, add more water and cook again. The
    >> cooking directions at Whole Foods said to just add salt and pepper. This
    >> did not seem to be enough seasoning. I added what seemed like
    >> a *ton* of salt but they still had no flavor. I also added some
    >> onion powder and added cumin 3 different times. They were okay. They
    >> were edible. Just not memorable. Daughter said she was
    >> disappointed because she thought they would taste like refried
    >> beans. And I think maybe I was expecting them to taste like pintos
    >> because that's what they smelled like as they cooked. But they
    >> didn't. They were just very bland.

    > My mom used to make baked beans with Jacob's Cattle Beans. (The
    > trout part doesn't ring a bell.)


    That was the name on the bin. I think they would do well in baked beans.
    They seem to need aggressive seasonings. My mom made baked beans pretty
    much straight from the can. She did add bacon on top.

    The neighbors would buy baked beans in the can and then doctor them up. I
    was like... Eek! I am more of a purist I guess. I might use plain canned
    beans but never the baked ones from a can and add stuff to them. I use the
    plain beans and tons of caramelized onions for extra sweetness. I cook the
    hell out of them in the crockpot or oven. I mix bacon in mine.

    I have a really cute vintage bean pot that came with 4 serving dishes. I
    only display it. It is a joke because it seriously only holds 4 servings.
    Baked beans are so time consuming and so good when I make them I want a ton
    of them!



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