I have had this cookbook for at least 28 years. It is one of the ones I was given or bought just before I got married and one that I recommend highly! "More-With-Less Cookbook" has lots of recipe suggestions by the Mennonites on how to eat better and consume less of the world's food resources!
I took some time perusing through this cookbook yesterday. I was looking for a specific bread recipe, but I came across a hint typed in an upper corner of page 299 which states:
"Often when I want to use beans I don't have them soaked and ready, so I can 7 quarts at a time in my pressure canner. Soak 7 pounds of navy beans overnight. In the morning divide the beans into 7 quart jars, add 1 teaspoon of salt to each jar and fill to the neck with water. Process in the pressure canner for 1 hour at 10 pounds of pressure. Beans are ready for soups, baked beans or whatever you want."
Submitted by ~A. Beachy, IN~
So now I have to try this.... I thought I'd share the idea in case any of you would like to go on a food adventure too! I won't make too many up ahead, but 7 quarts would be OK! I wonder how they'd be in a cold 3 bean salad?? Are any of you ALREADY doing this? How do the beans come out??
For other ideas check out "Simple Lives Thursday" hosted by Sustainable Eats and 4 other blogs! Each Thursday you'll find this blog hop hosting lots of ideas from all over the globe!