Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart!

I’m so sorry. I’m not sorry. Dave taught Rowan this little ditty and it makes me giggle.

Day 2 Dinner is White Beans! Our slow cooker saves me on nights that I work. It’s hard to get a healthy dinner on the table with two wild little kids underfoot, especially when you’re here by yourself. So I try to give Dave a hand by getting dinner ready ahead of time. I’m not gonna lie, sometimes that means telling him that there’s a frozen pizza in the freezer and broccoli in the fridge. Tonight, though dinner already smells delicious.

Slow Cooker White Beans

1 lb white (Cannellini) beans, soaked overnight

2 lg onions, peeled and chopped

3 garlic cloves (at least), chopped

3 carrots, peeled (if you feel like it, I don’t usually) and sliced

1 can diced tomatoes, drained

2 T fresh, chopped rosemary

Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Rinse and pick through your dry beans to look for little pebbles or any other undesirables. Place in a bowl and cover with cool water. Let soak overnight (or 6-8 hours.)

2. Drain and rinse your soaked beans and place into your slow cooker. Add fresh water to just cover the beans. Add onions, garlic, rosemary, carrots, tomatoes and stir. Turn on low for 6 hours.

Rowan and I made some cornbread muffins (half plain and half with raspberries to have for breakfast tomorrow) and prepped some green beans and there you have it! Dinner will be super easy to put together. Now if I can just keep Rowan from talking Dave into making pancakes for dinner…


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