Kayla was home a couple of weeks ago. When she came, she brought with her a pint canning jar of baked beans. She said they were frozen and we could add them as a side dish to one of our meals while she was here. PERFECT!!
We opened the beans, warmed them up, and ate them. Oh my, they were really good.
The whole thing got me remembering how much I love homemade baked beans. They really are a favorite of mine. I know it’s odd but I can sit down with a bowl of baked beans, and pair it with some cottage cheese and it’s a perfect lazy day lunch for me.
I loved the idea that I could put them in a pint jar, freeze them and pull them out at my leisure. PERFECT!!
So in talking to Kayla I asked if she had a recipe that she uses. She did. HERE is the link.
The recipe is more or less the same recipe I use. I add a jalapeno and a little ham bullion too.
While Kayla was still at my house I mixed up a batch and when they were done, I put them into jars and put them in the freezer.
so happy to have these in the freezer.
I have so many meals with family here. Sometimes our son Karl pops over to mow my lawn and I end up making supper for us. Sometimes my son in law Craig comes to pick up the boys and Kalissa is working so he eats supper here. Almost every Monday I host “big family supper” when all the kids and grandkids who live locally come for supper.
Having an extra easy to pop out of the freezer and reheat item is going to be great. It can extend or enhance many suppers.
Are there other things you do to help you quickly make meals for unexpected guests? I’d love to hear your ideas.