The Year of Beans ~ Rancho Gordo Style

Rancho Gordo Beans

Last year, I made two resolutions:  win the lottery and be joyful.  I succeeded in being as joyful as I could without actually winning the lottery.  So, I have carried those two over to this year, added my word of the year “create” and included one more to the list.  Eat more beans.

As a special education teacher, I can tell you that a goal that simply includes the word “more” is not a good goal.  “More” can not be measured.  So, I knew I had to do something to make “more” happen, without actually clarifying it in a poundage amount.  Enter Rancho Gordo’s Year of Beans.   For a short while last year, they offered a year of beans, where you signed up to receive a shipment of beans every few months.  In that shipment would be beans (of course), and a special treat.  This would guarantee “more”. 

Above is my first shipment.  Isn’t it beautiful. 

Rancho Gordo Beans at Sidewalk Shoes

Tune in tomorrow, same time, same bat channel to find out what I do with these.  It’s good, I promise.

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  1. says

    Oh that looks like one of the pans I was going to talk to you about, prepare for a e-mail sometime in the next few days! Also I’ve got a really really good bean with bacon soup recipe- simple and good type good–better the next day good. We do a lot of soups here, and beans. I’m really looking forward to this!

  2. says

    An entire shipment of beans sounds every bit as good as receiving a new cookbook in the mail. I need to sign up for this too!

  3. says

    Wow – that is beautiful! The problem with eating beans at my age is it can be embarrassing. I mean Tucson isn’t windy like Chicago so there’s no where to hide but then again I could just point a finger at my husband, raise an eyebrow and try and point the blame to another source, couldn’t I? MMMM

  4. says

    Looks like you are stocked up for now and this seems to be a good source. They are $1 per pound less than my usual source – Seed Savers Exchange.