Beans are indeed wonderful things

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I never feel more alive than I do after a meal or two of beans.

My favorite beans are pinto and large white limas.

My mother always made sure we had a big pot of beans going on the old cook stove and we ate them with cornbread and a slice or two of raw onion — and sometimes that was all we had for our main meal of the day.

I do not know if it is the fiber in the beans or the generous amount of protein that makes them into such a wonderful food but I do know that they put a new spring in my step every time I have them.

There is an over-the-counter protein substance that can be bought at almost any pharmacy that prevents a lot of the intestinal gas that beans can cause and I make good use of it because it is both cheap and effective.

I think I can even testify that a good meal of beans actually puts “More Lead In The Pencil” if you get my drift.

Yes, you can add a little ham or ham hock to the beans as well to ramp up the flavors.

READ MORE about ham and beans here and find a good recipe if you wish to make this wonderful dish for yourself.

8 thoughts on “Beans are indeed wonderful things

  1. My family always has beans on Mondays….grandma would do laundry on that day and beans were the perfect thing to cook for it took all day…..large limas are a favorite of mine as well. chuq

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