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Old 02-17-2009, 03:09 AM   #21
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I finally got around to making my first ever batch of home-made refried beans. The best thing is, they turned out great!

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That is what I have always thought of doing, just never got around to doing it. My boyfriend loves Mexican food and would appreciate the homemade refried beans rather than the canned. Do you have a recipe?
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:14 AM   #22
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Assembled a porta-crib to keep in guest room ... my first grandchild / granddaughter, daughter, & son-in-law come for a visit next month ... now I have to sew Care Bear sheets & bumper pad.

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What a cute little room. Congratulations on our new grandchild! I'm sure the sheets will look adorable!

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That is what I have always thought of doing, just never got around to doing it. My boyfriend loves Mexican food and would appreciate the homemade refried beans rather than the canned. Do you have a recipe?
I read some recipes here, but I didn't have most of the things they called for (and can't afford to go get them), so I just improvised. I just cooked my pinto beans until they were soft. I rinsed them and then almost covered them with water again. I didn't have onion or anything, so I added onion powder, granulated garlic, a few good shakes of Tabasco, and a good-sized blob of lard (I have always heard it is best, and it worked great). I just cooked on low for quite awhile, stirring and mashing (with a potato masher). These didn't turn out really spicy, which I do sometimes like, but I just added the spice when I made burritos with them. I actually like the canned ones (some brands anyway), and truthfully I was trying to make mine kind of like them, but better (if you know what I mean).

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Old 02-17-2009, 05:09 PM   #24
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I didn't accomplish much, so tired today, I fell asleep while my bread was in the oven, so it got a little too brown but it was still delicious.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:06 AM   #27
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I didn't accomplish much, so tired today, I fell asleep while my bread was in the oven, so it got a little too brown but it was still delicious.
Hope you're not as tired today..I've had that happen to me and it's awful trying to keep going. That bread sounds so good. I need to make some for friday to go with the beans the kids asked for.
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I got all my colourful beads out and made some ear rings today, first for months. It is good to be creative again.
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I started a batch of Artisan 5 min. a day bread dough. Also usual chores of feeding cats and cleaning litter boxes. Made Coffee , loaded dishwasher of this mornings dishes.
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