Friday, August 10, 2007

More special than it looks
--Baked Bean Sandwiches

Baked Bean Sandwiches
Better Homes and Gardens Heritage Cook Book Copyright 1975

Mash 2 cups chilled baked beans; stir in 2 tablespoons chopped onion, 1 tablespoon prepared mustard, and enough mayonnaise or salad dressing to make of spreading consistency (it doesn't take much mayo). Butter 8 slices sourdough or whole wheat bread; set aside. Spread 8 more slices of bread with bean mixture; top with lettuce. Cover with buttered bread.

I didn't have any good bread, just leftover hamburger buns. I left out the butter and lettuce.

Makes 8 sandwiches.

Everytime I've come across this recipe I'd tell myself that I need to remember it the next time I had leftover baked beans. My leftover baked beans are usually pretty thick, perfect for this. So, of course, this time my beans were nice and saucy which made the sandwich spread a bit looser than it should be ideally but the flavor was there. The baked beans recipe I use is very flavorful. I know it looks, um, interesting, but I really liked it. It's an inexpensive protein for lunches too.

So what is so special about this recipe? It's my 500th recipe! That's right, I've planned, prepared and documented 500 recipes out of about 180 cookbooks so far. Not too shabby.

So hey, I went through all that effort, you can leave a comment for me today even if you don't usually leave a comment. While you do that, I'll start working on the next 500 recipes.


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Congratulations, Paula, 500 is quite an achievement! I've found many great recipes and tips here, so I really look forward to the next 500 or more! :)

Have a great day :)

Colleen said...

I never leave a comment and I'm sorry. You are right. You are doing all the work, I could take a minute to tell you how much I appreciate it!! Your blog is awesome and I visit it daily. Thanks so much for all your hard work - you rock! Congrats on number 500!!

Wanda said...

Congratulations! My sister and I both love your blog, and are daily readers here. The difference is that she is an avid cook, while I am a kitchen slacker. LOL!
Thanks for commenting on my bento entry on my blog yesterday.

DancesInGarden said...


And that sandwich certainly DOES look intersting LOL!

Marsha said...

Congratulations on the 500th recipe! I am guilty of not leaving comments either but I really do enjoy your blog since I found it earlier this summer. I am still spending my spare time going back to view the older posts.

I look forward to the next 500!

. . . said...

well done on reaching 500! that's very impressive - and something to aspire to!

RoSco said...

Congratulations and THANK YOU for your 500 posts. I very much enjoy checking your site every day. Cheers to 500 more (at least)!

Anonymous said...

You're awesome! Congratulations! You've saved my butt many a night.

Anonymous said...

happy 500th post!

Anonymous said...

500! I'm tired just thinking about it. You're amazing. Don't know what I'd do in the morning if I couldn't check to see what you cooked the night before.


Anonymous said...

I visit daily too--sorry for not leaving a comment. I am so burnt out on cooking that it is nice to have a place to go to for ideas. I used to live in Dillsburg--wish I had read your blog then--I would have loved a meet up. Keep up the great work. Sheila

Heather said...

WHOA 500! That is impressive.
I have read each one, so you could in turn be impressed by me??
Just kidding.

meddlingkidd said...

Congrats on your 500th recipe! I just recently found your site and I visit everyday! Can't wait for the next 500!


Anonymous said...

Paula, congrats on 500 posts. Wow! I found your blog through a link at another and thoroughly enjoy your recipes and reviews. I, too, have the cookbook acquisition disease, although I am currently in remission. We just moved to Central PA and I made some serious purging of my collection before the move.

Best wishes for many more wonderful posts!

Liz B

Randi said...

500, wowzer!!! Your husband is a lucky man!! I think he should be your guest blogger for recipe 501

ThursdayNext said...

HAPPY 500! I cannot wait for the next 500...especially those that have the main ingredient of chocolate! xoxoxoxo

Unknown said...

I love reading your blog!
Congratulations on #500!
I'm so impressed.

Red Dirt Mummy said...

WOW! 500 recipes is truly impressive. Well done and many congrats.

Dana said...

Congrats on your 500th recipe!!! When I am stumped for dinner, I know I can view your blog and come up with a great dish!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, CookbookJunkie. .

And THANK YOU. I am another who always checks in. I can't wait to see what recipe you showcase, yet I rarely comment.

I look forward to the next 500 and the next 500. You go girl!

ps - and uh, geez, a bean sandwich for your milestone???.

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your site a few days ago and have already been back several times! It's a treasure chest!! Congratulations on your sucess(es) to date!


harmsl said...

I just discovered your site yesterday and I've been reading it all night long. Some very interesting and yummy recipes and I love hearing what you thought about the recipes makes me either want to try them or not depending on your comments. I will definitely be a permanent reader of your blog. Thanks.