Bens Buttons

by Joanne on January 17, 2009

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.  We met up with Bob and Nancy this afternoon and sat through a very long but good movie.  There was so much going on in that movie. Highly recommended…. if you can sit that long.

Before venturing out, the day went as follows.   1.  Finished the shower cake for Kelly.

Shower cake and rattle butter cookies

Shower cake and rattle butter cookies

2. Had left over butter cookie dough, so naturally I made PBJ Butter Cookie Roll Ups.

img_17952 3.  Formed a dinner plan which was Beans and Veggie Brats. Home made Egg Bread. Sauteed broccoli, onion and tomatoes topped with shaved sharp provolone.

The Bean Mix

The Bean Mix

 

 

 

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The Bean Recipe:

  • Let beans soak in the morning 6 hours. Change water 3 times. Add to boiling water for 5 minutes and let sit for 1 hour.  Add the beans to the crock pot, set to HIGH and add 2 TBS cider vinegar + 1 PKG Yves Veggie Brats,sliced + 1 TBS whole grain dijon mustard + 1 1/2 to 2 cups Veggie Broth + 1 TBS Agave syrup.  Let cook about 6 1/2 hours.  Add 1 container Creamy Butternut Squash Soup.
  • The Egg Bread was done in the bread maker using 1/3 cup + 2 TBS Egg Beaters + 1 TBS Olive Oil + 2 1/2 TBS sugarimg_1798 + 1 tsp salt + 2 cups Whole Wheat flour + 2 cups Regular Flour + 4 tsp yeast. Set on Fast Bake.

The Vegetable Saute was cooked as follows:

  • Sauteed 1/2 onion, chopped in 1 TBS EVOO, about 5 min on med-hi. Let broccoli sit in HOT water for about 8 minutes then added to onions. Sprinkled with salt and pepper and cooked 3 minute.  Topped with 2 sliced large plum tomatoes and sprinkled basil on tomatoes. Shaved (using veggie peeler) Sharp Provolone and topped tomatoes. Let cook about 3 more minutes.

I cut a large slab of bread, toasted it, topped it with some shaved provolone and broiled about 1 minute.

Bean stew and Veggie Brats

Bean stew and Veggie Brats

Sauteed Broccoli, Onion, tomatoes with Provolone

Sauteed Broccoli, Onion, tomatoes with Provolone

Bean Stew and Veggie Brats, Sauteed Veggies and Slice of Egg Bread with shaved provolone

Bean Stew and Veggie Brats, Sauteed Veggies and Slice of Egg Bread with shaved provolone

Naturally to accompany this meal, we both enjoyed BV Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon.
Now it’s off to find a good book. Oh…by the way, I finished a great book for all of you so interested in cooking and food AND found the site for it.  Check it out.
BV Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvingnon

BV Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvingnon

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