During lock-down mon mari was very happy to switch from fresh fruit to canned fruit. I like canned peaches, and even used to can my own peaches, but for the rest I range from ambivalent to dislike. He, on the other hand, loves all of the different ‘fruit cocktails’ (there are 3) as well as the peaches and pears. I switched to frozen raspberries and blueberries to have with my yogurt – dessert for lunch.
We both gave a firm NON to canned vegetables….. except for white beans.
For the better part of three months our vegetables were frozen spinach, peas and artichoke bottoms, vacuum-packed red beets and canned beans.
Normally the beans went into a pasta or risotto or salad but one night we just needed a vegetable side dish.
Thus another easy pantry recipe is born.
We really liked it…. I’ve made it twice since.
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Easy Savory Beans
I can’t buy any of the many varieties of canned ‘baked beans’ that are available in the US. I buy plain white beans and add the flavors I like. Or I make them from scratch, but this is easier.
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Vegetables
- 1 1/2 cups (15oz, 450gr) white beans, cannellini, drained and rinsed
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 2 tbs Balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbs ketchup
- 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion and sauté until tender and transparent, about 7 minutes.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, stir gently and heat through.
An easy pantry side dish of flavorful white beans.
Keywords: white beans, cannellini
I make lists.
When lock-down started I made lists of the things I should do and the things I wanted to do.
I should: do the spring cleaning, plant the potager, give my blog a make-over / update, etc.
I wanted to: take some online art classes, spend time in my studio, plan knitting / crocheting projects, sit in the sun and read (I never do that. I only read on my exercise bike.), etc.
I managed to get all the things on my ‘should’ list done but didn’t even have a chance to look at my fun list.
It was as if, since all the humans were confined to quarters, the internet gremlins were free to create havoc.
I won’t bore you with details, but it ranged to having all 3 of my sites down to having a blank white screen on Facebook. Some were easy to fix some took days of constant work with tech support people.
Yesterday, it appeared as if I had fixed the last problem, although I don’t know if it will stay fixed.
This morning I sat down with my coffee to check emails. No new problems. I had an entire day ahead of me without crises. I could do anything I wanted to do. I could do nothing. I could have fun.
I was lost.