Baked Beans and Potato Salad

I fought the elements to deliver food to the shelter this morning so they would have it in time for lunch.  It is an awful day today.  First we had horrible ice.  The kind you literally can not move on.  Then it warmed up a bit and the skies opened and it has been a steady downpour. I waded through deep icy puddles to get the food to the shelter.

I hit a bump and baked beans spilled all over the back of my car.

These beans are the best.  When I came back to the kitchen after being in the front office, the cook told me three guys came into the kitchen saying that they 'smelled Joyce'.  Apparently I smell like baked beans.  If you want to try this recipe, you can find it here:

I also made them about 25 pounds of potato and green bean salad.

Here is the recipe:

I like to used a variety of beans in this recipe.  I delivered this stuff along with the collards I showed you yesterday and large trays of cornbread to soak up the 'pot likkor'.

This is a good way to get fresh vegetables into people! I used about 4 pounds of green beans.

Be careful out there today if you are getting this ice storm.  There were wrecks all over the place.


Anonymous said…
I think you smell like good good food! I ahve never saw potato salad with green beans in, thats really different.Your beans look wonderful and we like our homemade beans dark just like this with lots of bacon as well.I must tell you, Garry introduced our family to having cold baked beans ALWAYS when having potato salad, no cold plate is complete without a scoop of baked beans, you were very brave to venture out in that weather, hope it clears for you soon, its milder here today as well,
Sorry for the spill. The beans look so yummy.
Guillaume said…
In Quebec we have bake beans with pork too, we call them beans with lard.
Robin Larkspur said…
Too bad about the bean spill, now you really will have an aura of beans all around you.
Icy stuff coming down here right now!
Patty Woodland said…
The weather is just insane. We had all that rain, now it snowed again and we have a layer of ice with snow on top. More snow on the way.

Stay safe please?
Nellie said…
No ice here today. Our present temperature is 51 degrees! It is good to hear you are safe!
Cheryl said…
Please move to my neighborhood! I want to taste that potato bean salad.

It's super miserable around here as well, icy and rainy. I realized that, not only are my Uggs not waterproof, they are not remotely water resistant. They are decidedly water UNresistant.

Good god, that means I have shoes that are water whores- I was actually stepping on ice crystals inside the boot.
Anonymous said…
Like Laurie I think they mean You smell like delicious food :-)

I love all kinds of baked beans :-) and In think I could heat up my cottage with all gas that I produce after eating them :-) :-)

We rarely get that kind of icy roads here thankfully but last time we had it I got so scared that I shivered so much that I couldn't dial the number to my boss telling him that I would be happy if I reached my job at all :-) :-) :-)
Dog Trot Farm said…
The snow is falling, the evening commute will be a nightmare, and Mr.Dog Trot will be driving home from Vermont. Now, if you live in New England you had better know how to make a pot of beans, but I am going to check out your recipe. I so admire your dedication, helping out so many in need. Your friend from Maine, Julie.
Jan said…
You are a good soul, Joyce and I truly mean this. All of the food that you post here is delicious...I've tried many of your recipes, and I thank you for them :)

What a beautiful compliment you received from those three guys...I am still smiling about it :)

Barb said…
I think "smelled Joyce" is really a huge compliment!
Green beans WOULD be good in potato salad -- thanks for the tip!
Good heavens, but there is such a difference between the two coasts! It was cool but so pleasant here today with the sun shining all day!
Everything looks and smells delicious! OH! Wait! I can't smell it..but for just a moment I thought... :) Never mind.
Hugs and thanks for doing all you do and for giving back!
Ina in Alaska said…
Dying here! Everything looks fantastic!!!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes as always and I know the shelter people are getting some high quality and tasty food. PS you may not know this but your recipe for Green Goddess dressing has become a house "standard". Simply superb.

Hope your weather situation has improved. Those are extremely dangerous conditions Joyce. Whenever it is like that here, I do NOT leave the house, it is one of my standing rules.

The only exception would be if one of my dogs needed medical attention (which happened in December when Halle got so sick)
They "smelled Joyce"!!!!!!! -grin-

But venturing out on such a morning... Tsk, tsk, tsk...

You KNOW I had to say that!

luckybunny said…
I LOVE that potato green bean salad and now I want some. Yummmm. I be they smelled you coming - you smell like delicious food! LOL
chickpea678 said…
Yum! Your food had me wishing I lived at that shelter! How very generous of you Joyce. You have a big heart.
chickpea678 said…
Yum! Your food had me wishing I lived at that shelter! You have a big heart Joyce.
chickpea678 said…
Yum! Your food had me wishing I lived at that shelter! How very generous of you Joyce. You have a big heart.