Let’s just say our meal this week is terribly…beany.
Gosh, I think I have even posted about beans, what, twice before for this challenge? Three times, maybe? We do love our beans, it is true; probably one dinner a week is Beans. That leaves six other meals per week that I could choose from that are Not Beans, pretty good odds! I have a couple of things to say in my defense, though.
Mainly, it’s a bit of a crazy week. Our daughter turns 6, and every day, it appears, there’s something else to be done to aid the celebration. There are at least three meals that are directly birthday-related (food is love) and sadly not all of them will be Dark Days-worthy…or they would be if Michigan grew chocolate. But! My husband wanted to cook (is the sky falling? was that just a pig I saw flying? did hell freeze?) and he said he wanted to make some beans.
A LOT of beans, it turns out! And: I was so shocked I forgot to photograph it.
- Cuban Black Beans: our Black Turtle beans, Turino red (sweet) pepper, Hungarian (hot) ground red pepper, Copra onions, garlic, nonlocal cumin/pepper/salt, and greenhouse thyme and my friend’s greenhouse bay leaves.
- Baked Beans: our Navy beans, Copra onions, garlic, Golden Self-Blanching celery, smoked pork belly, local honey, and a friend’s maple syrup.
- Biscuits: home-milled hard red spring wheat, butter, home-made yogurt from our milk share.
- Greenhouse salad with homemade, homegrown yogurt dressing (yogurt, shallots, apple cider vinegar, parsley, applesauce with Michigan sugar).