Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More work for the Non Wearied

I didn't visit the Farmer's Market especially for these Cranberry beans! They are usually hard to find! and when we see them Fresh like this, all caution goes to the wind and so do any other plans we have made, like canning up some Okra and tomatoes (which was our original plans if the Okra looked good), Or whatever was good on this Tuesday. Cecil and I were a little tired but we managed to sit in our "Chair beds" :o) watch the TV and shell this 1/2 bushel.
Not too shabbily done, it took us maybe an hour and a few minutes more or less.
We ended up with These 6 vacuum bags with each 1 1/2 lbs. which will be a good pot with leftovers (maybe).  :o)
Not too bad for a days work,
especially when we both had old Arthur with us today. We were so glad to find these beans since we never find them in the frozen food section, only dried and we never like them like that, Frozen we eat them up , they lose their red stripes and stay white when frozen and cooked.

11 comments:

mamabug said...

I've never been lucky enough to find these wonderful beans fresh. Here in NW Florida all I can find are the dried ones. But I'll take them any way I can get them right now. Maybe I can find some seed and plant some myself next garden season.

The Gingerbread House said...

mamabug, when and if you find try blanching and freezing a mess or two and see if you like the difference :o) Hope your able to find them, up North (NJ) they are called "Cranberry Beans, here in NC they call them "October Beans"..They are delicious regardless of what they are called. :o) Ginny

Daisy said...

They look wonderful, Ginny. It will be so nice for you and Cecil to have those to enjoy later. You'll be glad for the work you put into them then.

The Gingerbread House said...

It's always a pleasure to just reach for something you want and not have to go to the store, (except your storeroom :o) Ginny

Melodye said...

You and Mr. Cecil put me to shame! I've never had these. we'll be travelling next month so I'll be on the lookout for them.

The Gingerbread House said...

Melodye, If you find them, that's the first good blessing,then cooking them will be the second, the third blessing, you should send my way :o) (Bless that old Ginny) :o)

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

It is wonderful to find such good things at the farmer's market. Hope this finds you doing well Ginny! Have a great weekend. blessings,Kathleen
PS. the cotton fields are covered in white.........almost looks like snow!

The Gingerbread House said...

Kaatheen, I've been so busy trying to be a farmer on my "Almost an Acre Farm" with the planting , harvesting, and canning, I haven't had time to play with my craft toys :o(
The cold weather is on it's way,Maybe then I'll probably be able to get to them . I'm still looking at the Cotton you sent me ...is it almost two years! ago :o(
Ginny

6512 and growing said...

The work never stops at harvest time, right?
But come winter, so much good food in your pantry and freezer!

ladydi said...

Bless that Ginny, indeed! We learn so much from our friends. Do you ever make corn pone? I have been experimenting with different kinds of beans in this delicious dish. Your cranberry/October beans would be good to try. I'll look for some. I like the thought of you and Cecil reclining while shelling beans.

The Gingerbread House said...

6512and growing.Putting away the Harvest makes it all worth while in the Winter months


Ladydi, reclining in our chairs while working shelling beans is a worthwhile pastime :o) It takes the edge off.
Ginny