Sunday, March 15, 2009

St. Patrick's Day and beans

Today was my friends Sarah and Denis' annual St. Patrick's Day party. I was sporting my shamrock shades. I don't know why Tina and i look so serious.

There was corned beef and cabbage aplenty.

Aaron and I brought a bean salad my grandma gave me the recipe for. Here it is if you would like to try it out. If you like sweet pickely things you will like this. It's pretty tasty.

3/4 cup sugar, 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/3 cup oil, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 can green beans, 1 can yellow beans, 1 can kidney beans, 1/2 cup inch slices of onion.

Heat sugar, vinegar and oil together until sugar is dissolved. Cool and poor over beans. The longer they soak, the better they taste.


  1. have you tried colcannon? ever since seeing it on Tyler Florence's ultimate mashed potatoes, i've been curious. here's a recipe that arrived in my inbox today:

  2. I so will have to try this recipe. Thank you. Glad the party was fun!

  3. You and Tina really do look serious. Great shot. My mom used to make a similar bean salad and it was always served around easter which is an odd time. I wanted to ask advice on a digital camera. I have one now but the range is limited. My husband and myself along with my two sons have rented a cabin right on the rim of the north rim of the Grand Canyon. We have a view of the Canyon from our cabin. I know the sunset and sunrises are going to be great but I need to update my equipment. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  4. Kelly - oooo I'll have to try that. I love potatoes.

    foodiechickie - let me know what you think

    Denise - My grandma makes salads like this around Easter too!

    As for a digital camera, if you are looking for something small that can fit in your pocketbook and always have with you, I like the Kodak M1093. If you want something powerful, I am in love with the Kodak Z980.... due out in April. It has 24X optical zoom (AMAZING) and a 26 mm wide angle lens. Another cool feature is the vertical grip and shutter release that makes it easier to shoot portrait oriented photos.