Monday, October 25, 2010

Justin's B-day Photos and the Recipe of the Week...Becky B.'s Baked Beans

Just a quick post, as promised, to share a few photos of the cookout we had at our home on Saturday to celebrate Justin's 21st birthday. Even though it rained and we had to bring the party inside, we had such a fun time getting together with family and friends! Mike did an outstanding job cooking burgers, hot dogs and hot links on the grill! At the bottom of this post is the recipe for my baked beans...Justin said that I shouldn't give the recipe away because the beans are so good that I could sell the recipe and we'd be millionaires...ha! ha! ha! What a funny guy! I'm gonna take my chances and share the recipe with you anyway!
Now, on to the party photos:

Here's one of Justin holding his birthday cake, which represents the mule deer hunting trip that he's booked to go on in December. It's a guided hunt and he'll be staying on a 60,000 acre ranch in mountains of N.W. New Mexico for a week. He's always been a TOTAL outdoorsman and is sooooo excited about the trip!!!

Here's one of Justin and some of his buddies...they're such a good bunch of guys! From left to right are:
Grant Dickinson, Brian McGuire, David Norwood and Justin.

Here's one of Justin with my folks, aka Bubba and Nana:

Not all of the "Brown Clan" could make it, due to other commitments, but here are the one's that could come:
From left to right: Logan, Justin, LeaAnn - holding Kayle Ann, John, Royce, Don, Megan, JT, Ian and Sandy

The photo I took of Beth Ann and Nathan, two of Justin's cousins, didn't turn out due to bad lighting - dang it! -so I couldn't post it...sorry kiddos!

Lastly, here's one of just the three of us: Justin, Me and Mike

Now here's the recipe for my Baked Beans...sorry, Justin, but I've just gotta share!!

  • 6 cans Pork-n-Beans
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Worchestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's brand barbeque sauce...we like the spicy flavor of it)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
In large, covered skillet cook bacon, onion and green pepper until onion is clear. Place into large crockpot. Add all of the other ingredients and stir well. Cook on low for 12 to 14 hours, stirring a couple of times throughout the cooking process. This recipe feeds a large crowd, but it can be halved if needed. I like to make a big batch, though, because we rarely have leftovers since most everyone goes back for second and third helpings!

Hope you have a GREAT week!!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I truly value your thoughts, ideas and opinions! Have a blessed day! Becky B.