I saw kitchenelf's comment about snow, and almost slid off my chair! Then I saw the date. Wowzers, this is an older thread!
Anyways, here the way I learned to make Baked Beans, from my Mom
A couple cans of Van de Camp's Pork-n-Beans
5 or 6 strips of bacon
half an onion, diced
Ketchup, to taste
Mustard, to taste
Brown sugar, to taste
Cook the bacon until crisp. Remove from the pan and set aside, then add the onions to the bacon grease and saute until they just start to turn translucent. While the onions are cooking, crumble the bacon. Open the beans and add them to a casserole dish, along with enough ketuchup, mustard, and brown sugar to give it a good tangy taste. Add the bacon, and when the onions are done, those as well, but try to leave out as much of the bacon grease as you can. Stir the beans thoroughly, and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for an hour, or until the beans are good and hot. Remove to cool and enjoy with your favorite summer foods.