**edit** As I looked back over the blog today, I came across this post, and realized that it is a bit odd, and out of character with my other recipes. There was much more to the story of these beans!
I threw my husband a surprise birthday party in November 2012, which was quite a feat since he doesn’t drive and I rely on him for my transportation!! These are the beans I served with the Mexican themed meal (with many ideas and recipes taken from this post at The Yummy Life!), and I had spent a day cooking the dried beans and getting them hidden in the freezer while he was at work. I made a double batch and used the second half for chili that night. He was none the wiser!
It’s been a long month since I was here. I’ve had a few passionate moments here and there, but the emotion is fleeting, and it seems that I can’t sit down and type when the mood is exactly right. Normally, in the absence of passionate posts about social issues, I’d post an amazing recipe or a quick week-night dinner idea, but the truth is that I haven’t been cooking. Because of hubby’s part time status, the cash is slow to come in. Lately, I’ve made most of our meals from things in the cabinet, and I can assure you that they’re not worth typing out!
I did make some good chili the other night. It had just a little too much spice for my tastes, but it wasn’t incredibly hot. I’m sure I’ll make these beans again and decrease the heat a little. They’re pretty easy beans, and are great to have in the freezer for a quick meal.