Monday, May 2, 2011

Beans, beans, the musical fruit

Well, you know the rest.

I went to a preparedness fair on Saturday and got lots of information. So much information, in fact, that it's taking me a while to process a lot of it.

One thing I saw, although the idea has been percolating in my head for a while, is pressure-canning dried beans. (I am able to get on this right away because I've already been thinking about it for a while. Are you like that at all? I only have the nerve to do it because I've already thought about it and decided to do it, and have now met someone in person who's done it.) I have cases and cases of dried beans in my food storage that we rarely ever eat because it is such a hassle, for me anyway, to cook them.

Have I ever been guilty of buying a can of beans when I have perfectly good dried beans in boxes upstairs? Uhhhh, no comment.

So on the kitchen counter we have beans soaking in anticipation of canning them in my new toy later this afternoon. Tune in again tomorrow to see my finished results!


  1. One thing I do--or don't do--is soak the beans overnight. That would imply that I actually knew what I was going to fix for supper the next day! No such luck. So, early in the day when I begin thinking about it, I just put 'em on. They're cooked in a few hours with no hassle.

  2. Amy, I would love to learn how to do this. I too, have many dry beans in storage that mostly sit there, and sit there, and sit there.