Sunday, March 17, 2013

It Takes Two Baby

Some folks at work were talking about how they can't buy a bunch of carrots or celery and expect to finish it before it goes bad. It is a little strange how much easier it is to shop and prepare food even for two people as opposed to one. I love buying potatoes, celery, onions and carrots because those are the only bargains left. This year I've even taken to making two pots of soup at once for the whole week to be sure to use the vegetables in the height of freshness. Dried and canned beans are another great value. This baked bean recipe was a huge surprise because it was all that and a bag of chips and I'm here to say you really need to try this one soon. I am not a fan of sugary baked beans really so this was ideal for me. But I didn't expect to fall in love with it like I did. These were savory and the only touch of sweetness came from the tomatoes that baked in the casserole. The spices to me made the whole thing work. My soup was a mix of pantry items like beef stock, cannellini beans and then potatoes, carrots, celery, turkey sausage and a bit of leftover broccoli rabe. I don't know if this is true but I believe that I'm fortifying the stock by adding my carrots, celery, onions and potatoes raw to the stock and letting it cook in the soup instead of pre-sauteeing the veggies.

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