Mindy here and, you know, there’s nothing like change or upheaval to bring on a strong craving for comfort food. This week, that comfort food came in the form of beans. Low fat, protein-packed, flavorful pinto beans. Best of all, they’re super easy to make.
Start with a pound of dry pinto beans. No, you do not have to soak them overnight. All you need to do is dump them in a pot, cover them with water, bring water to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Simple as that.
Drain the beans and put them in a large pot. Then add a medium onion, chopped, some chopped bell pepper and 2 garlic cloves that have been minced.
Stir again. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 3-4 hours. Sample and add more salt and pepper to taste.
Sorry, I forgot to take an after picture, but these beans are great by themselves or served over rice, perhaps topped with some sliced, smoked sausage. Now that’s a meal!
Last week was a busy one at the big house. Finally, some changes I could see.
I can’t believe the way they changed the look of the house.
And after a long day of renovation supervision, Dixie likes nothing better than a good nap.
While Maddie is always on guard for anything that would dare invade her turf.
Like these unsuspecting egrets.
Guess she showed them whose boss.
Now it’s your turn. What’s one of your favorite easy comfort food meals?
Mindy Obenhaus lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband and the last of her five children. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com