Fresh Greens for dinner!

14 Sep

Sweet Thing picked a mess of greens at the homestead, then cooked them up for dinner.

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There is my dinner, Rotel Chicken Pasta, fresh greens, great northern beans, and skillet fried cornbread. YUM!

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When you have fresh greens you must have homemade pepper sauce.

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I guess I will let you in on this little secret. These are the great northern beans we had. Now, everyone knows to have good beans like this they have to be soaked in water all night then slow simmered on the stove all day. I have tried canned beans before and they were a poor substitute, no matter what the brand I tried. But this brand of great northern beans are good! I would say they are 90% as good as the traditionally cooked beans. If you grocer carries Luck’s vegetables, give them a try. Their pinto beans are good as well. You will notice on the can it says “Authentic Southern Taste”. I wonder why? We don’t even grow this bean around here. And Southerners eating something named Northern Beans? Do you Northerners eat these beans and do you call them Great Northern Beans? Just wondering.

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2 Responses to “Fresh Greens for dinner!”

  1. carynverell September 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    i have always called the great northern beans “navy beans”…but you are quite right to like the lucks brand of canned veggies…my personal favorite is their greenbeans even though i also like my homegrown too. funny thing too, is lucks is not the most expensive canned veggie on the shelf either. and yep, i do like their pinto beans too.

    • doublebhomestead September 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

      Sweet Thing and I just had this discussion, great northern beans are a variety of navy bean. The GN beans are larger, with a thinner skin and cook in half the time of the smaller, harder navy bean. Navy beans are more suitable for dishes such as Boston Baked Beans. I’ll have to try the Lucks Green Beans, we have not tried them yet, I don’t think the stores around here carry them.

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