|Black Bean Stoup|
|My Black Turtle Beans from Johnny's Seeds|
I like Bean Soup. It only took me a few minutes to decide the logical thing would be to use my home grown Black Beans from last season. Sharing them with friends is the best way to enjoy them. I consulted Rachel Ray and chose her Black Bean Stoup. The dried black beans have to be soaked over night and boiled for about an hour before being added to this recipe. I also used my own onions (the last of them) garlic and canned tomatoes. I made it in the crock pot and served it with a topping choice of shredded Pepper jack Cheese or Sour Cream. Most people added both. There were no leftovers.
This sled spends the rest of the year mounted on a rack on the wall of the house on the wrap around porch doing double duty as a sideboard.
Then you all get on The Big Sled. Here we have Gary pushing Boots, myself and Myra.
If you get too many people on The Big Sled, you will need a second pusher.
Myra and Boots push Tim, Gary and a bunch of kids from Gary's brother-in-law's down the hill.
Then you sled away to the horizon. Midway down that hill there is quite a dip which you can't see in the picture. You can work up quite a bit of speed there, especially if you've waxed your runners. The hill levels off at the bottom giving you just enough space to stop the sled before crossing the county highway into the swamp.
If you get tired of waiting your turn for The Big Sled, there are several old fashioned runner sleds around to pass the time on. Even Myra's 80 year old mother "Boots" seen above in the blue pants pushing the sled, will do a belly flopper on the runner sleds. I don't recall runner sleds being this much fun!
Now comes the best part of Geriatric Sledding.
Someone will go down in the ATV to tow your butt back up the hill!
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