To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
July 26, 2013
SOUTHERN BARBECUED BUTTER BEANS AND CORNBREAD MUFFINS.....OH SO GOOD!
“From morning till night, sounds drift from the kitchen,
most of them familiar and comforting....
On days when warmth is the most important need of the human heart,
the kitchen is the place you can find it;
it dries the wet sock, it cools the hot little brain.” ~E.B.White (1899-1985)
It's good to remember the past. Summers in Mississippi where the katydids will lull you to sleep. Some of our fondest memories are of times spent around a table of home-cooked food, after a day spent tending the garden.
QUICK and EASY are words that get immediate attention, especially when referring to preparing family dinners.
BARBECUED BUTTER BEANS
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1/3 cup dark corn syrup
2 cans large Lima beans, well drained
1/2 cup ketchup
2 t. liquid smoke
1 medium diced onion
4 strips raw bacon
Combine all but bacon; mix well. Turn into a 1 1/2 quart casserole. Arrange bacon strips on top. Bake @ 325 degrees F. for one hour.
OOOOOOhhhh, these are SO good!
GLORIA'S CORNBREAD MUFFINS
1 Cup self-rising cornmeal
1 8- ounce carton sour cream
8 1/2 ounce can cream style corn
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
Mix all ingredients together and bake in greased muffin tins at 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes.