Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Beans, Cornbread, & Snowcream

Nashville has enjoyed a few days of snow, but it sure has been cold!  
Here's a recipe to warm you up!

What do I do when I need some advice on how to cook something?  Call Mom.  When I asked her about making beans, she laughed and said that it took her 50 years to figure how to make a good pot of beans

 Here's how she does it.....(and my first attempt).

White Beans
1 bag of white beans
1 ham bone (I had one in the freezer leftover from Christmas dinner)
1 large carrot, shredded
1 onion, diced
salt and pepper to taste
water (I also used about two cups of chicken broth that I had leftover in the refrigerator that I used)
1 T bacon grease

Rinse beans and soak in water overnight.

Melt bacon grease over medium heat in a large pot or dutch oven.  Saute carrot and onion until tender.  Once tender, add chicken broth, beans, salt and pepper and ham bone.  Add enough water to just cover the ham bone.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and cover.  Let simmer about 8 hours.  When it is ready, the meat should just fall off the ham bone.  Remove the ham bone and any fatty pieces.

Here's what it looks like when it's ready......

No secret.... I use the recipe off of the bag of Martha White Self Rising Cornbread Mix.  On the back of the package, there is two recipes.  I've tried both, but have decided we like the Country Cornbread recipe best.  

8 cups of snow
1 14 oz can of Eagle Brand (I used fat free)
1 t vanilla

Put above ingredients in a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer until creamy.
( I had to add about a cup of milk to get it creamy.)
YUMMY!!!  Elizabeth especially enjoyed this part of the meal!

Daniel and I were talking about how this meal made us feel like we should have been in a cabin in the woods somewhere.  Even though we were in this our little cottage in the city, it's ok to just imagine!

Stay warm!


  1. I bet the beans turned out great.

    I never had snowcream with eagle brand milk. I've always used sugar, milk & vanilla. The eagle brand definitely would make it easier.

  2. The Adoring HusbandJanuary 12, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    I love being stuck in the "cabin" with you. Especially with great dishes like this. THANK YOU!


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