M’m! M’m! Monday! 6/6/16

"This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook--try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, BE FEARLESS, and above all have fun. ~Julia Child

“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook–try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, BE FEARLESS, and above all have fun.
~Julia Child

It’s my grand baby’s birthday today!  One year old!  Just imagine all he’s experienced in those twelve months!  Some good, some bad, and all the in-between! He’s learned so many new things! Walking, chattering, picking up small objects; just to name a few, and he’s becoming more independent by the minute. I’m still waiting to hear his sweet voice say “MiMi”, but when his little hand reaches out to me, my heart melts.

Of course, we had a big celebration over the weekend with balloons, streamers, presents, lots of food, and cake, can’t forget the cake!

Carson vs. cake. Carson wins!

Carson vs. cake. Carson wins!

Summer is just around the corner so our party food was typical summer fare:  hot dogs, hamburgs, potato salad, and baked beans.  Everything was delicious but I must tell you the baked bean dish was clean when the party was over.  They were mighty fine if I may say so myself!  So, somewhere in the midst of the good, the bad, and all the in-between of life celebrate by taking a little time to enjoy a picnic meal with family and friends. Reach out your hand to let someone know they’re appreciated by inviting them for a summer feast or if you need a dish to take along to a poolside get together try this easy recipe for baked beans! And DON’T forget the cake!  Enjoy!

"Mighty Fine" Baked Beans


  • 6 bacon slices
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 64 oz. pork and beans
  • 1 cup root beer (not diet)
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. hot sauce


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Fry bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Saute diced onion in hot bacon drippings over high heat until tender. (maybe 5 minutes)
  • Combine pork and beans, root beer, BBQ sauce, dry mustard,and hot sauce.
  • Crumble bacon into mixture.
  • Using a slotted spoon remove onions from drippings and add to beans. Stir well.
  • Pour into a lightly greased 9X13 pan.
  • Bake uncovered for 55 minutes or until sauce is thick and bubbling.
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8 thoughts on “M’m! M’m! Monday! 6/6/16

  1. ELizabeth Harper

    Sounds yummy.
    Carson, 1 year old, and Oliver is 7 months. THe past year has been prescious to us both. Keep posting.

  2. LaVonne

    That sounds delish Cindy! I will keep this recipe and try it soon. What a great feast for Carson’s birthday. Such a blessing he is to you all. My heart is happy for you! Love, LV

    1. Cindy Post author

      We think they are delicious! I think the secret is cooking the onions in the bacon fat….what can go wrong with that combo!!! Carson is such a blessing and so are you, my friend!Thanks for all your encouragement!

  3. Rachelle Craig

    Happy 1st birthday to that precious little boy, Carson! Yes, they do grow so quickly! Cherish the moments, because you might blink and he will be walking to receive his high school diploma! I am still trying to figure out how time flew by with my grandson!☺

    Btw, I think I will try your baked beans as a side dish on Father’s day. 😀 As always, the recipe sounds amazing!

    1. Cindy Post author

      Oh how I know what you mean Rachelle! This year has flown by! Hope everyone enjoys the beans! I think they are yummy!


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