Confession: : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I've never made a pot of beans in my life.

I have witnessed it, though.

While beans & rice don't comprise all that much of my stash, I live in Central Texas, where we have a large Mexican population, some poor, and Mexicans actually eat R&B on a daily basis.

Rather than fork the R&B over to the salvation army, I think I may give them directly to families that appear to need it. I'll say 'Y2K' and make that twirling motion over my head that indicates 'loco de la cabeza'.

Course, won't do this right away..........

Think the corned beef has is outta here, too. Whatever it is. :)

-- lisa (, January 04, 2000


Lisa... try some corned beef burritos :-) very cool of you btw.




-- Mike Taylor (, January 04, 2000.

hey lisa, beans honestly can be excellent. in new england we make them with brown sugar, onions, and molasses or you can make a calico bean bake with bacon, different kinds of beans, liquid smoke. my kids even love them.

don't get rid of your food. i was just looking at those last few posts on oil. :-(

-- tt (, January 04, 2000.

Seqorita Linda,

Por favor, mucho rice and beans for my niqos would be excellente'. Say where in Austin, and Don will be there pronto to get fixings por cena.

Muchos Gracias!

Seqor Shimoda

-- Shimoda (, January 04, 2000.

R&B es mi dieta diaria! Andale!

-- Eli (, January 04, 2000.

Hooo Raahh! You go Lisa. Does the tamalie lady stop around your house often? I always loved the work ethic I noticed in those folks out there. Good tamalie's too. I brought honest to goodness Texas Chilie to my wife's restaurant. The folks can't handle the Jalapinas out here but we are gradually breaking them in. :)

-- Michael Erskine (, January 04, 2000.

Hello Lisa! It has been MANY weeeks since I last posted....To the molasses-bean recipe above, add ham for toothsomeness.. I got some ham MRE entree's for Y2K and that will be my favorite recipe for them. Enjoy, Alobar

-- alobar (, January 04, 2000.

I'll say 'Y2K' and make that twirling motion over my head...

A classic.

-- semper paratus (, January 04, 2000.

The Jalapenos stay with me.

Love you guys.....................

-- lisa (, January 04, 2000.

Lisa, looks like your finally getting it. Though of all the things you've written, getting rid of the corned beef is the silliest. It tastes great if you boil it with potatoes.

Of course, if you want to flavor the beans I here CPR has some Bar-b-que sauce waiting for you.

-- Robin S. Messing (, January 04, 2000.

Maybe your a little too premature on unloading your stash. I would wait in many parts of the country is in drought alert. Do whatever you feel is right with you, but I've lived thorugh droughts and I've learned a lesson or two there. JMHO.

-- bardou (, January 04, 2000.

Still can't get through a thread without a Polly twisting the knife...just a little.

-- Carlos (, January 04, 2000.

Robin, boil canned corned beef hash with potatoes?

I'd rather eat Tuna Helper a la Anita.

Nobody else got any culinary CDC confessions?

-- lisa (, January 04, 2000.


I hear ya. But you know, the reality is, "they" can't let it go, either ;-)


Fortunately, there's two of us here, or else something would have to be done with those beans here, as well (Mabes loves em, I hate em). I'll eat SOME of the rice, but I doubt I'll eat ALL of the rice. Fortunately, rice is cheap though, so no great loss.

I've come up with quite a few tasy recipes using canned chicken, so no problem there (Chicken Curry ala Y2K, anyone?). The only real headache, is going to be those 24 canned hams. I mean, I CAN eat the stuff, in a pinch, but I can't remember the last time I said, "Yum, YUM! I shore would like me a mess a canned ham!" Guess we'll dice it all up and mix it with the beans....

Haven't come across anything else yet, that I'm dreading having to consume. We tried to keep that to a minimum. I mean, the end of the world, and sh*tty food, too? No way!

On the other hand, I Am gonna have to restrain myself, with comfort foods. Ate a few too many of those little bite size Snickers bars, earlier, and hadda sore tummy(G).

-- Bokonon (, January 04, 2000.

Hey, Bonita Muchacha!

I love corned beef! Ran a horseranch between Austin and San antone for a couple of years and ran a veterinary clinic in Austin- austin is still my favorite city, tho' so much has changed since I lved there. Spent many days hiking the Greenbelt and diggin fossils....

Lisa...make refried beans and put in some garlic and onions [both fresh] and then some cheeses! MMMmmmmm!

Hey, anyone know a good recipe for chiles rellenos?

I eat jalapenos like they are candy...can't get enough!

Vaya Con Dios Amigos!

-- Satanta (, January 04, 2000.

OK: Here's a great recipe for beans with a Texas twist. i am in Amarillo and lived in Austin. If they are pintos, what we Texans call Red beans, then simply put them in a slow cooker, add water, add a few strips of bacon or some ham and a generous portion of salt and pepper (to taste). Cook until the beans are soft and there ya go on the beans. This may take several hours

NOW, to make it good, use the beans as the main ingrredient in a "red bean caserole". Brown a pound of hamburger meat, add some onion and cook it in as well. Salt and pepper to taste. THEN, mix in a can of tomato sauce and a can of diced rotel tomatos and a can of green chile peppers and a can of whole kernel corn to the meat, mix with the beans and put in the bottom of a large baking pan. Cover the top with shredded cheese and then mix up two Martha Whites COrnbread mixes according to the instructions and pour the batter over the mixture in the pan and bake according to the cornbread instructions.

FEEDS AN army, doesn't cost much and it is one of my Texas Mothers stand bys. If you don't like beans, you can learn to love them with this stuff.

BIG HINT: Add a little Mortons Chili Blend or some other kind of chili powder to the meat and bean mixture and allow it to simmer in before you go the final baking step.

-- DAVID (, January 05, 2000.

Of course I cannot give you the recipe for Texas chili as real Texas chili has no beans.

-- DAVID (, January 05, 2000.

Besides that, if I did give you the recipe for our Texas chili, then i would have to kill you! Smirk. :)

-- DAVID (, January 05, 2000.

DAVID; Real Texas Chili has no beans? Really? Not the way I recall it from San Angelo. Nothing like a good bowl of Armadillo (road kill) Chili cooked over a mesquite fire on a November evening in camp at the Sabine River... with beans.

-- Michael Erskine (, January 05, 2000.

Lest you erroneously assume that because the Sabine is in east Texas and San Angelo is in central Texas I know not of Texas chili. I will also point out El Paso, Midland, Dallas, and Borger are other towns where I had Texas chili. :) Always had beans and the attendant flamables... :)

-- Michael Erskine (, January 05, 2000.

Beleive it or not, it is is state law. Any chili bearing the name "Texas Chili" shall contain no legumes (beans). The Gov. of Texas, I think it was in the Dolph Brisoe administration, and the Gov. of New Mexico had an argument about whether beans should contain beans. Briscoe countered by posing and passing the above mentioned legislation. NOT: This is unsubstantiated but i learned it in my Texas History class many moons ago in High School.

My personal belief, Beans in chili are sac religous!

-- DAVID (, January 06, 2000.

DAVID, I believe that the "state law" thing is Urban Legend. On the other hand, it does sound a lot like something Dolph Briscoe would have done, doens't it?

Michael, I grew up in Texas and I have eaten chili in all of the cities you mentioned plus others and never once had beans in any of it. Why? I don't think beans belong in chili, so it t comes with beans I pass. Don't get me wrong, a good pot of Pinto beans and some fresh cornbread is wonderful, and Cajun Red Beans and Rice is one of hte five best foods on the planet. The damn things just don't belong in chili.

For the rest of you not familiar with the Texas Chili Wars, whether or not chili should or should not contain beans is a near-religious argument in Texas. Like most matters of dogma, this question is unlikely ever to be settled to the satisfaction of either side. Neither those seers of the true Chili Way nor those agents of Satan who put beans in their chili will ever be able to resolve this dispute.

-- Paul Neuhardt (, January 06, 2000.

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