look at them beans!

when trish and stan were in town over the summer they were on a quest, a quest for beans.  they love a jarred beans called “randall beans.”  when they discovered that HyVee carried them they just didn’t buy a jar or 2 to take home, oh no, they bought 6 cases that had to be special ordered and delivered to the store. in total 48 jars of beans.  of course they gladly gave me a jar to try.

great northern….mmmmmm

the time came to crack open my jar of great northern and cook up some dinner.  i doctored them up a bit, adding in some cooked bacon, okra, and creole seasoning.  along with it i baked jalapeno-cheddar corn muffins.  and to balance the meal out some coleslaw, can’t go wrong with coleslaw.

a plate of YUM

the conclusion on Randall Beans…….they were damn good.  i’m sold.  they made a quick and yummy dinner.  i think from here on out i’m always going to have a jar in the cabinet.  i might have thought you guys were crazy, trish and stan, but thanks for introducing me to Randall Beans!


makes 9

1 cup flour

1 cup cornmeal

1/4 cup honey

4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 eggs 1 cup milk

1/4 cup shortening

1 cup shredded cheddar

2 TBSP jalapeno slices

*preheat oven t0 425, grease cup cake pan.

*stir together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt.  add in eggs, honey, milk, and shortening.  use mixture to mix well, batter will still be slightly lumpy.  stir in cheddar cheese and jalapeno slices.  for full large muffins add 1/2 cup batter to tins, for smaller muffins 1/3 cup (this will also give you 12 muffins)

*bake 15 minutes