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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Beans and Barns

I haven't shared a recipe with you in a long time so I thought I'd share what we had for supper last night.  The cooler fall days are here and this was mighty tasty (and easy to make according to the resident cook).


2 cans EACH of romano & black beans*
1 c. diced onion
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. maple-flavoured BBQ sauce**
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. chili powder
1 lb. kielbasa sausage - chopped up

Spray bowl of slow cooker with vegetable spray.  Combine all except sausage which goes on top.  Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours.
* - you can use any combination of beans 
you like best
** - we like maple, but perhaps you'd 
prefer another flavour

There has been a bit more progress on the barn....

- You'd have to have a little bit of space for THIS but I think it's a great idea!

- THESE would make really nice gifts and so simple to create.

- If your house has a lot of doors off your hallway, perhaps creating some of these would be a fun addition to your decor.

- I can't find a source to give credit for THIS decor idea, but sharing it anyway.  If you know who did it, please let me know so I can give proper credit.

And here's another quote from Eeyore...."A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference"


  1. The barn is looking good. More good links (one isn't highlighted). Thanks

  2. The barn project is going to be amazing. Your bean recipe is similar to mine. Except I use different beans. Yum.... I will have to make some. Hugs, lj

  3. The barn looks wonderful!! You will soon be an expert in "Barn art".

  4. Great progress on the grass and thank you for that recipe!

  5. your barn is taking on a lot of character! Loving the progress you are making.
    xx, Carol

  6. Anonymous7:10 PM

    wow your barn is awesome ,well done and thankyou for sharing your recipe with us xx

  7. The barn is looking so good. I liked the signs on the doors too.

  8. Mary Anne, your barn is fabulous. I love what you have done to it. Thank the resident cook for the recipe. It looks delicious.

  9. Mary Anne, your barn is looking fabulous. I love the additions you have done. Thank the resident for the recipe. It looks delicious.

  10. and now can you send him round here to cook for me?

  11. Oh my gosh, I so love your barn

  12. I like the look of the recipe. I live in the UK and I’m unfamiliar with romano beans but I presume I could use others? Haricot maybe? Anyway, thank you I’ll earmark this for when we get home from visiting family here in Florida.

  13. I was just thinking today about making a crock of baked beans, but then the weather heated up again so I decided to wait. Don't think I'll have to wait log, though! And I'll remember to come back here and try your recipe...usually I just throw random items in the crock ;)


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