The nights are getting to be a bit cooler and I can see that the leaves are already starting to change colours. Fall is my favourite time of year with the crisp air, beautiful scenery in Ontario, squirrels preparing for winter and of course, the season of cooking comfort foods.
I have quite a few dishes that I like to prepare for when the weather starts to change. Usually I like to cook double batches and then freeze the other half for later. My favourite recipes for fall are hamburger soup, moose meat stew, chicken pot pie and homemade baked beans.
The recipe for the homemade baked beans is very easy to make and great to store in smaller batches as well, so you can have a few go to side dishes, just put a serving or two inside a ziploc sandwich baggie and thaw in some water the day of. And what goes better with baked beans than some fresh fry bread or just plain old bread and butter.
Homemade Baked Beans, you will need:
4 cups of navy beans, that have been soaked overnight in water
2 large onions
2 packages of salt pork cut into bite sized pieces
10 cups of water (or enough to cover the beans, onions and pork)
Gently boil for about 2 hours and then add remaining ingredients:
1 cup of molasses
2/3 cup of dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of dry mustard
Cook for an additional half an hour to blend the ingredients together. ENJOY!