I mixed one large can of Bush's original beans with two cans of pinto beans, drained. This was enough to fill the big foil pan. I took a couple strips of bacon and minced them, put them in the fry pan and browned them until they were crispy. Then I took a purple onion and minced that, while the bacon was frying. I scooped the bacon out of the pan and put the onion in...fried it until slightly browned. I put the bacon aside and added the onion to the bean mixture. A few shakes of catsup was added, the same of barbeque sauce, salt and pepper, some smokey paprika, and a tsp. of yellow mustard. I mixed this well and put it in the pan. I then topped it with the crumbled fried bacon. It's in the oven now at 375 until I go to Church. I like the flavor of Bush's beans and adding the pinto beans took some of that away...so I doctored it up, as my Mom would say.
Today is cloudy and dismal. There's a winter storm warning for tomorrow. The worst of it will go a little north of here, but we need to pay attention to the weather forecasts. With all the severe weather this year...you never know what's in store. I have a Dr. appt. in Rockford this afternoon and then we are in for the next few days. Our Christmas shopping is finished. I did a little yesterday after having lunch with a good friend.
I received a DVD in the mail the other day. I had mentioned that I loved the movie, House Without a Christmas Tree and was trying to find it in DVD. The name on the package is one that I'm not familiar with. I have racked my brain thinking of who it could be. If it was you...thank you so much. What a thoughtful thing to do. It will be in my basket of favorite little books and things for Christmas and I will enjoy it for years to come. Merry Christmas to my special unknown friend.Balisha