Wheel of Food - U.S.A.

by Pete Fitzgetald August. 10, 2020 680 views

Nibbles from the Wheel of Food. Yup this what I made at work out of the recycle bin.

Welcome To Cooking with Fitz.

As we spin the Wheel of Food today we find ourselves landing on the U.S.A. I have given this milliseconds of thought and decided to take a crack at Crock pot Boston Baked Beans with Grilled Brown Bread.

Yes that is correct that musical food . . . the food that makes you toot! And with that I give you the enjoyable song lyrics of the Fart song.

Beans, beans, the musical fruit
The more you eat, the more you toot
The more you toot, the better you feel
So we have beans at every meal!1
or
Beans, beans, they're good for your heart
The more you eat, the more you fart
The more you fart, the happier/better you feel
So let's eat beans with every meal
or
Beans, beans, they're good for your heart
The more you eat, the more you fart
The more you fart, the more you eat
The more you sit on the toilet seat
or
Beans, beans, they give you gas
They make you fart, and burn your ass
The more you eat, the more it hurts
So slow down your eating to stop the squirts
Beans, beans, the magical fruit the more you eat the more you toot ,This line can also be replaced with: "So eat them beans at every meal"
or
Beans, beans, they're good for your heart
the more you eat the more you fart
the more you fart the better you feel

I’m sure glad I didn’t make anything from Nantucket can you imagine that poem…LOL

I have made beans in a bean crock and in a stock pot, so now it’s in a crock pot. I was at camp on a Friday and was looking for something to do while I was waiting for Woodpeckers to come peck at some feed or Hummingbirds to come humming (they hum because they don’t know the words. I bet).

Here is a bit of history on the Boston Baked Beans and Brown bread . . .

Beans and brown bread were a staple in colonial New England. At Plymouth Colony in 1622, the local Native Americans baked corn bread in earthen pots, and called it mazium. When the Pilgrims sojourned in Holland before emigrating to America, they got accustomed to eating dark breads made with coarse grains such as rye. The Plymouth colonists planted barley, and mixed its flour with corn meal to invent brown bread. The Native Americans also baked beans before the Pilgrims arrived, using maple syrup as the sweetener instead of molasses. Thus, most likely, baked beans and the original bean pot were Indian inventions adopted by the English Colonists.

I had the ingredients so I thought what the heck, I soaked some navy beans that night so I could make Boston Baked Beans the next day. Here is the insanity that has ensued.

The Stuff:

1 pound dried white beans

1 medium onion chopped

1/2 cup packed Dark brown sugar

1/4/cup Molasses

1/4 cup cider vinegar

2 teaspoons dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon of pepper

5 cups of water

***Disclaimer the wife found this recipe, This is not the one I use, but it look quick and easy, lets all find out together***

Tale of the Tape:

Was it easy to make? No it was a bit involved.

How did it taste? Not bad at all, my Mother in-law made better from scratch.

Did I clean up? Nope she said get out of my face Messy Marvin, it seems that molasses makes a very big sticky mess on counters and I am told attracts ants…who knew… Bwa-Ha-Ha! No dish pan hands for this snarky bastard!

I am sorry I did not get more photos, company showed up for coffee and I got side tracked and they stayed for dinner, in fact one deadbeat I had to send packing the next day, he put a dent in my couch for the night.

I will have better photos as we go forward.

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Russell Smith 1 year, 1 month ago

Cool Idea and I love the shots :)

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Thomas Thompson 1 year, 1 month ago

Interesting post Pete, the food looks good, love the different variations to the bean song, I have heard a couple, now I know more, well done

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 1 month ago

Love the post Pete. And beans are a nono when doing situps in the gym.

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Pete Fitzgetald Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 1 month ago

Very true

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Helen Anders 1 year, 1 month ago

I do love baked beans and I must say, they do look delicious.  I enjoyed reading your post and I’m looking forward to seeing what country you land in next!  Bon appétit!

1 year, 1 month ago Edited
Pete Fitzgetald Replied to Helen Anders 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you for the kind words and for coming by

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Helen Anders Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 1 month ago

😊👍

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 1 month ago

You outdid yourself on this post. Giggled all the way through. BUT you actually taught me something as well. Truth be known I am not a fan of baked beans, so the recipe...., I skipped over and went to the photos, and low and behold, who knew...not I, brown bread in a can?????? Really. God I have lived a very very deprived and sheltered life.
So glad the wheel of food is officially in action. Looking forward to the next tour smile

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Pete Fitzgetald Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you Camellia I am happy you got a chuckle. I have already spun the wheel and can wait to do better the next spin and the next country.

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 1 month ago

We need to get you a show on the Food Network! It would really be  a "Hoot"......You should send them some the posts from here! Who knows, they may love your quirky approach to haute cuisine?!?!??! Worth a try, right???? I'll bet Guy Fiere would like them!!!
+1grinning+1

1 year, 1 month ago Edited
Pete Fitzgetald Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks Jay, you say the coolest things.

1 year, 1 month ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank You!
+1grinning+1 
It's your fault.......grinning

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