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Pinto Beans 2, Juice 0

September 17, 2009

That did not go well.

I soaked the beans for 24 hours.  Then I put them in the crockpot on High at 6:30pm.  Then I left to have a yummy Thai dinner with girlfriends. 

You know how sometimes you can have a lovely meal and you eat maybe a little too much and combined with a glass of wine about all you can do upon arriving home is fall into bed in a stupor? (Run on sentence much Juice?)  That’s about how I was feeling.  Tired, pleasantly satiated and in no mood to babysit beans. 

I checked them at 9pm and they were still pretty crunchy.  Shocker, I know.

So I made sure they had plenty of water and Cecilia and I went to bed.

At 1:30am I am awakened.  I know not why.  Gradually it comes to me that there is some smell in my room.  I realize that Cecilia must be going downhill more quickly than I realized, for she has clearly wet herself.  How sad!  And how yucky since she sleeps in bed with me!  I start patting her down to determine where the accident is and I can’t find any wetness.  In my sleep benumbed state I decide that she must have peed her dog bed, so I get up and start investigating that.  Still no wetness.

It is several minutes before the synapses start firing and I realize I’m smelling BEANS, not dog pee. 

Guess what?  The beans are cooked!  And tender!  And overcooked.  And mushy.  And watery. And inedible

So now I’ve learned that all day on Low won’t cook those beans, and 6 hours on High won’t leave them in any usable condition.  Thank goodness the whole bag only cost about a dollar.  Back to the drawing board.

Cecilia3

Feeder, I am deeply offended by your insinuation of incontinence.  I cannot even bear to look at you.

PS Caron sent me this link about beans, and I may be even more confused than ever!

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 17, 2009 10:38 am

    1. I’m here to help/confuse as necessary.
    2. There are now 36 “helpful” comments on that post. Incredible.
    3. What’s so bad about canned beans, after all?
    4. Poor, poor Cecilia. Your urine reeks of overcooked beans.

  2. seriouslykk permalink
    September 17, 2009 11:57 am

    Random comment #1 – I saw a license plate the other day while riding with C & the kids… it said “BEANO.” I thought of you – and your battle with the beans, of course! Not the other thing.

    Random comment #2 – What an AWESOME picture of Cecilia! Christmas card worthy!

    Random comment #3 – I need to get my butt in gear and post to my blog TODAY!

    XOXO

  3. September 17, 2009 12:17 pm

    Isn’t it funny how many odors we instantly blame the dog for? Don’t worry it happens here all of the time

  4. September 17, 2009 2:45 pm

    Here, too! Wet spot on the floor? Most likely the dog, not the kids having spilled something. (Although, it usually *is* the dog.)

    The picture and caption of Cecelia cracked me up!

    And better luck with the beans. I haven’t had luck using dried beans, either. Cans all the way here. (When I can prevent them from going on vacation, that is….)

  5. September 17, 2009 3:43 pm

    Poor pups. We’re always blaming things on them! 🙂 I always use canned beans for chili even though i’m a dry bean kinda girl. The starchy liquid in the cans always helps my chili thicken up better even though I drain them.

  6. September 18, 2009 6:23 pm

    oh lol… you & the beans!

    btw, such clever posts… love them!

  7. September 28, 2009 7:47 pm

    Great pic of our dog! Dang those beans!

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