In anticipation of a potential barn raisin' at our house this weekend, I just put a big earthenware crock of Baked Beans Quintet
in the oven to bake. Whether or not the structure gets built or not, the beans are a "winner, winner, chicken dinner" in this house and will be a few insurance containers in the freezer for later this summer with barbecue.
We're not actually getting a barn, just a really, really big garage to put farm equipment in, such as tractor, mower, etc. Glenn's son just completed a huge nearly 3-bay commercial-sized garage at his house and doesn't need the semi-portable one that he brought to us for our use. It's not really supposed to be portable, but Kenneth took it apart in such a way that it can be pieced together and made into a solid and good building here. There's already a huge concrete pad in the back to serve as the floor, so whenever the elves show up....
In the meantime the smell of the beans baking is about to make me crazy. I might just HAVE to make some sort of barbecued "something" for supper tonight.