beans, maybe What are you eating?: beans, maybe

By droopy on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 03:56 pm:

    i bought one of those rival crock-pot slow cooker things a few months ago. i finally got around to cooking a batch of pinto beans on it.

    after quick-soaking the beans, i found i had seriously overestimated the amounts. after adding the beans, chopped onions, spices (great-grandma's secret ingredient: cumin), and liquid, it completely fills the pot to the brim. it's been cooking for almost 3 hours now.

    i'm afraid to leave the house. i have a feeling that it's all going to start overflowing all over the counter.

    if this works, i'll be eating beans and corn bread for weeks.

    my god, the flatulence.

By agatha on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 04:32 pm:

    This happens to me literally every single time I make beans, and I make beans a lot. I'm sure Dave will corroborate. I think it's just part of the whole bean-making experience.

By droopy on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 04:50 pm:

    i did have to scoop out a cup of beans to keep it from overflowing. and ate them. they were on the al dente side, but edible.

    it made me think of a short story i read in the new yorker years ago. it's by a woman, but i can't quite remember her name. all of her stories are set in native american commuities. in this one, a wife tortures her husband by feeding him undercooked beans.

    i went to my old stack of new yorkers and started pulling issues out at random, hoping to find this woman's name. she seemed to be in there a lot. i never found her, but i did find two haruki murakami short stories: 'u.f.o in kushiro' and 'man-eating cats.'

    that woman's name is on the tip of my tongue. something like eldri[d]ge? like eldritch?

By droopy on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 04:54 pm:

    louise erdrich!

By agatha on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 07:09 pm:

    I was just going to say...

    I love her.

By droopy on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 07:21 pm:

    beans were a success. miraculously.

By V on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 - 04:07 pm:

    Hi droopy,its been an other 18 hour day again,but hope you are happy :)

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