Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wife Points Wednesday: Baked Beans

Wife Points Wednesday will contain tips for little things you can do to earn wife points. We can all use extra points some days!

It’s Wife Points Wednesday and today I am trying to earn points with the Hub by speaking his language: Food. What does my husband love almost as much as me? Anything that contains bacon. So, this morning I looked up a slow cooker baked beans recipe before work and hopefully I’ll be able to report that they were awesome and my husband now thinks I’m the most wonderful chef in all the lands.

The recipe I used (loosely) is from http://southernfood.about.com/od/crockpotbeans/r/bl64c14.htm:

This is my kind of cooking!

Step #1 Dump ingredients in pot
Step #2 Stir
Step #3 Eat

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of dried white navy beans, soaked and simmered until tender, following package directions
  • 1 1/2 c ketchup
  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 1/4 c molasses
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 6 slices of uncooked salt pork or bacon, diced
  • 1 c brown sugar

Preparation:
Place all ingredients in slow cooker; cover and cook for 8 to 10 hours on low. Stir a few times.

 

Update: The beans were good. My husband liked them. I wish I had chopped the onions & bacon up into smaller bits but I did throw everything together in time I didn’t really have before work. I learned an important lesson though: After dinner I went into the kitchen to refill my water glass and asked the Hubs if he needed a beer. As I handed it to him he said “Point.” (I explained the “Wife Point Wednesday” concept to him today.) So, you use your precious time whipping up a special dish for your husband... or give him a beer.


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