Sunday, June 27, 2010
Oh Happy Day! "Cranberry Beans"
Sing to the tune of "Oh Happy Day"
Oh Happy Day! Oh Happy Day, When Jesus sent some Cranberry beans my way! :o)
Here is a bushel of Cranberry beans ...aren't they beautiful !
Cecil and I found a new farmers market (new to us) it was small, but they carried this big bushel :o)...We never thought we would find Cranberry beans so early in the season...here in NC they call them October beans...never mind what they are called...it's what they taste like...they are a little heavy , but not as heavy as Pinto beans..and here in NC..they love Pinto beans..like I love Cranberry beans...after a couple hours of shelling and another hour or so..I ended up with a nice group of beans in the jar.
If you do a close up you will see the difference in bean color..the bean sometimes has a streak of red on the shell and the bean..when I freeze them the color remains white (to a degree) but when they are canned the color is changed to a brown hew..no matter the color they are simply delicious..cooked with a nice smoked ham hock "sock it to me"..I usually pressure cook the ham hocks first then add the beans (and more stock)...add a pot of rice..that's good country eatin :o)