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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit

I'm sure you've all heard that old schoolyard rhyme:

Beans, beans the musical fruit
The more you eat the more you toot.
The more you eat, the better you feel
So eat your beans with every meal.
So when "Sweetie" decided to make homemade pork and beans today, I got a little concerned. The results of dining on this delectable dish can be embarrassing in more ways than one. Besides, who makes pork and beans anyway? Doesn't it come in a can?

However, I was emphatically assured that if you soak the beans overnight and then cook them slowly all day, it might reduce the possibility of gastric explosions. You also need to eat them with a combination of other foods and chew them well.

I must say the kitchen smells absolutely yummy and I can hardly wait for dinner time. I'm also making a green salad and warming up a day-old leftover baguette. We'll follow that with some frozen vanilla yogurt and papaya extract tablets.

Wish me luck - that I personally won't be embarrassed and that I won't have to suffer the effects from someone else.


Maggie May said...

I don't think it matters what you eat really......... if someone's going to blow, then they are going to blow!
Get some air freshener just in case! Burning incense is very good for getting rid of unwanted smells!

Although everyone know what beans can be responsible for...... I have never heard that little rhyme before!

My granddaughters just LOVE sausage & beans!

Thanks for giving me a chuckle first thing in the morning!

Leslie: said...

Hi Maggie, well so far so good. I think the papaya extract helped. *giggle* And the beans were delicious!

Shrinky said...

I just blame it on the dog (grin). I am sure the meal was well worth it all, anyway. Thanks for making me smile.

Powell River Books said...

My dad always made chili beans from scratch in a similar way. I'm the lazy type that uses canned. - Margy

Liz said...

What's the papaya extract for? Does it combat wind? When I'm dieting I suffer terribly and would be grateful for a remedy.

david mcmahon said...

Yup, I remember that rhyme, Leslie!

sally in norfolk said...

I was wondering about the papaya extract too ?? ssoo nice to have someone to cook for you :-)

Anonymous said...

Yummy ones are really fine I love them. Beans are good .

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