Friday, February 26, 2010

FUN with Beans

Did you see Sharina's post Wednesday about involving your kids in the kitchen? She inspired me to share this tip with you for some FUN on this wintery Friday. Because, not only will it benefit you - as the adult who is always looking for ways to save a little time - but if you have young boys in the house, it's a sure way to get them into the kitchen to help. If only for a moment!

Here's the deal: Do you use canned beans in any of your cooking? Tired of spending extra time scraping out the tricky beans that seem to cling to the bottom of the can? From now on, store your cans of beans upside down. Then, when you remove the lid and turn the can over, the beans fall right out. ALL OF THEM!
And here's the part that will get your young boys into the kitchen to help: If you're using refried beans and you've stored the can upside down, you can call your boys into the kitchen and tell them the can is going to, uh, p**p. Really. Remove the lid, turn the can over and give it a hearty shake. Gravity will take care of the rest. And believe me, the sounds and effects of the beans splatting into the bowl will make your boys laugh hysterically.
At least that's how mine responded. *grin*
By the way, this tip also works well for cream soups.

Oh, and I have a GREAT recipe which uses refried beans. Shall I post it here sometime?

~Karen

6 comments:

  1. Hilarious! I always open the refried beans a bit on the other end...and that helps them woosh out. I'll have to skip that step...just for my boys. And do share your recipe.

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  2. KM - Your boys will thank you. *grin*
    I just made my special recipe a few nights ago, and had both my boys in the kitchen for the refried beans trick. At 9 and 12, they still love it. LOL!

    ~Karen

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  3. Here's one enthusiastic vote in favor of your sharing that recipe!

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  4. OK. Watch for the recipe in a future Friday FUN post. *grin*

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  5. Too funny! We are definitely doing this one! Thanks:)
    Tammy

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