Monday, November 9, 2015

That Old Bean Pot!

Jim was digging around in the garage at an Estate Sale recently, and came across this wonderful brown bean pot! We both fell in love with it...great color and great look!.

After our fabulous summer trip to New England, we are both just so fascinated with the region and the things that we find out here in the West. I wonder how thing migrate out here from so far away. I actually found this recipe book at the bins when LaVonne was visiting. I had good intentions of selling it in Jim's booth, but once I got it home and was able to read though it, I couldn't part with it!
The cover is wood and has a paper recipe booklet inside from the 1960's.

 Love this opening page about NEW ENGLAND with it's charming vintage print. I know, a bit corny but I just soak it up.

I was hoping to find a recipe for Boston Baked Beans. Yes, there was one waiting. I have looked online too and they are pretty much the same. I haven't had a chance to bake up some beans yet, but think it would be great fun to give it a try in the bean pot!.

In the mean time, the little brown pot just likes it new with the brown butter churn.
It would be interesting to chat with someone who has actually baked up a pot of beans in this type of old bean pot. Happy cooking. 


Snap said...

My Granny had a brown bean pot... wonder what happened to it?! I don't think I remember every having beans from it ... although she did fix baked beans often. Thanks for the memories!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I used to use a brown bean pot much like that one to bake my beans in. Then it cracked on me and I had to dispose of it. I have my grandmother's old brown jug that she used to mix pancakes in and it's a lot like the bean pot. I will have to share it one of these days.
Thank you for joining me for my party, Linda, and have a lovely day.

Autumn blessings,

Phoebes World said...

Being a Brit...I have never tried Boston Baked Beans...The only beans in sauce I know..are in tomato a tin made by Heinz...and we have them on toast. I guess now Im an American I really should give them a try...and that recipe looks like a good place to start

Love the pot btw

Thank you for sharing
Phoebe x

Mrs.T said...

I have a bean pot very much like this one. It was my mother's, and I have baked many a batch of beans in it. Maybe next week I can share the recipe.

Bernideen said...

Those pieces are very interesting! Takes one back in time!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Linda, I like your bean pot, and the way it looks next to the churn. I myself have not baked beans in a bean pot.
Have a good week,

Jane said...

I have a similar one and use it quite a bit to make beans in it. My mother's recipe sounds very similar to yours. I use salt pork and molasses. My mom would make a couple pots for every summer holiday (Memorial day, 4th of July and Labor day) along with her potato salad and my dad's perfectly BBQ'd roast or her ribs. Always the same menu and we loved it. She would always preface every meal with the statement, the beans aren't as good as they usually are. Every single time! :) And they were always so good.

Kim said...

It is always fun to discover treasures such as your brown bean pot. It looks quite at home sitting next to your brown butter churn. I love the wooden cover of that old cook book.

mamasmercantile said...

A beautiful bean pot. Not something that I have ever tasted, although I did try some BBQ'd beans on this trip to the USA.

BeachGypsy said...

Such a pretty blog! I followed!

Sarah Coller said...

I just love your bean pot! Now I want to find one! I've just started a Vintage Show & Tell linky party and would love to have you join, if you'd like!