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)





3 comments:

Daisy said...

I've never heard of cranberry beans, Ginny, but they look good and I bet they taste great cooked up with some ham. That's the kind of meal my mom used to make with cornbread on the side.

Deborah said...

I love it! You are doing great!

The Gingerbread House said...

Daisy,your mama was a smart woman :o)...that's why your always smiling..with a good meal under your belt,you can't be any happier..Ginny

Deborah~! it feels good to be canning again..in fact it feels good anytime and right now I'm on a roll :o)
Ginny