TMTT & 1st day of work!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

This recipe is for my favorite baked beans - Beer Baked Beans
(Sandra Lee/Food Network)

Prep, 15 minutes - Cook, 1 hour - 8 servings (I usually cut it in half)
Preheat, 400 degrees

4 strips bacon
1 medium red onion, diced
1 (28 oz) cans baked beans
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
3 TBS molasses
1 (12 oz) bottle lager beer

Slice each slice of bacon into 4 pieces. Cook in a large pot over medium heat, until fat is rendered, but bacon is not yet crispy. In pan with bacon fat, cook chopped onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Carefully transfer with a ladle to a 2 quart casserole dish. Place on foil lined baking sheet and bake 45 minutes to an hour or until beans are desired thickness :) Enjoy!

*** On another subject... Yes, today was my first day back to work :) I haven't had a "real" job in 2 years!!! Its been pretty nice actually... but I was getting a little bored and DH said I should get a job, LOL. I got hired by a Pharmacy Staffing Company months ago (before we found out we were moving) but they didn't have any availability. They called me last week and I was scheduled for today and Thursday at the Hospice Closed Pharmacy in Largo - ugh - the drive sucks but everyone was really nice and its amazing that I haven't worked in Pharmacy in years that it all just came back to me... it was great, even though my feet hurt from standing ALL day and I am tired :) Well, off to watch some TIVO'd shows from last night (Prison Break and Terminator). We watched all like 3 hours of Heroes last night - it was so good!!!!