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Monday, September 27, 2010
How to Cook Beans
Sort through 1 lb of beans and remove rocks or broken beans. Rinse beans in cold water. Put beans in large pot and add 6-8 cups of water. Boil for two minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let soak for 1 hour. Drain beans. Add 6-8 cups of water and 2 tsp of salt. Cook beans, covered, for about 2 hours or until tender. Add a little more water if necessary. Boil beans gently and stir very little to prevent breaking of skins. After beans are cooled, you can put them in freezer bags and freeze until you need them for soups, chilis, crockpot recipes, etc.
"The time a family spends together 'eating meals at home [is] the strongest predictor of children’s academic achievement and psychological adjustment.' Family mealtimes have also been shown to be a strong bulwark against children’s smoking, drinking, or using drugs. There is inspired wisdom in this advice to parents: what your children really want for dinner is you." -Dallin H. Oaks, Nov. 2007