Thursday, February 24, 2011
Barbecue Green Beans & Arrowheads
I know - the photos don't match the title of the post, but I'll get there! Last Saturday evening we were invited to the home of some friends from church - Mr. and Mrs. B. are empty-nesters with two grown children. They generously had us over as a thank-you for some work the boys did for them. Actually the meal was more like a feast - and, of course, whenever I don't have to cook it, a meal tastes extra good!
* Baked Ham
* Barbecue Green Beans (see recipe below)
* Baked Macaroni and Cheese
* Potato Dinner Rolls
* Fruit Cocktail
* and my contribution of a Two-Layer Chocolate Cake with White Frosting (hence, the photos!)
I'm including the recipe here for the Barbecue Green Beans as they were delicious and unusual - I would never have thought to put a ketchup-based sauce on green beans!
Barbecue Green Beans
4 slices bacon, finely cut (or substitute bacon bits)
1/4 C. onion, chopped
1/2 C. ketchup
1 tabl. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 C. brown sguar
2 - 37 oz. jars string beans or 2 qt. frozen string beans, cooked & drained
Brown bacon and onion together; add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Simmer 2 minutes. Place beans in a casserole dish and pour bacon mixture over top. Do not stir in. Bake in a 350 oven for 20 minutes.
After dinner, the ladies cleaned up and retired to the living room to talk. All the guys headed for the pool table in the basement. Before playing, Mr. B. showed M. and the boys his collection of Indian artifacts - which included hundreds of arrowheads and several other items. He told them where to find arrowheads, what to look for and various fascinating facts about his finds. Eli was enthralled and came home wanting to hunt for arrowheads. It turns out Mr. B. told E. that he would take him over to his island (he owns an island in the Susquehanna River!) and they'll hunt for arrowheads some time. E., of course, was over the moon . . .