Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mom's Bean Salad

 Mom's Bean Salad 

2 (15 ounce) dark red kidney beans, drained, do not rinse
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup Miracle Whip
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon sugar

In large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Cover. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight before serving.

Why is it that when your Mom make your favorite recipe, it is always better than you can make it yourself?  This bean salad recipe is one of my favorites!  My Mom will only make it when I am home.  It doesn't matter how much my sister Shelley begs and pleads for this dish, my Mom refuses to make it until I am there.

Have you ever put eggs in a pan of water on the stove to boil, then got busy and forgot you did it?  I am sad to say I have, and unfortunate I have done it more than once.  Luckily for me, my Mom purchased me an egg cooker, and saved me from potentially burning down my house with my forgetfulness.    

Have you ever put something on the stove
and forgot about it, or is it just me? 

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Orange Twist Cake!

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  1. That looks really fantastic - and very filling. I love those little egg cookers. They are convenient and charming.

  2. Look really yummy Linda, look nice! gloria

  3. Yum! That sounds really good and I'll have to check out the egg cooker. What a great mom you have who makes you feel special!!! Looking forward to that cake!

  4. A family favourite like this is always extra special when everyone is around to share it together! Looks delicious! Like your egg cooker! Cool!

  5. I love egg and beans salad...super healthy! And yes...I have let eggs boil away WAY too long! Love the egg cooker!

  6. Design Wine and Dine, I am so glad I am not the only one who forgets things on the stove! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Linda...
    Never heard of a bean and egg salad, but it sounds like something my mom would make...And no you are not alone...I think we all have forgot something and set the smoke detector off...I'm very good at over-toasting nuts and very brown frozen pizza.

  8. Bo, This salad recipe is a Midwestern thing. Almost every potluck I went to as a kid, had some form of this recipe.

    Over toasting nuts is so easy to do! Garlic is another thing that sometimes over cooks when I am not looking.

  9. LOL Bo and Linda, we all have done it I am sure!

    I have to time things out perfectly, or the neighbors know what we are not having for dinner! I have never seen an egg cooker, wow, Linda you showed me something new I love it...

  10. We love bean salad and often make it, but have never added boiled eggs to it.
    When I first had a computer, I was busy learning and was making cranberry sauce, forgot about it until the burned smell reached me upstairs; complere disaster, had to throw that pot out!

  11. Made another batch of your pretzel toffee today...it is a great recipe.

  12. Bo, I am so glad you like the recipe! I am making another batch on Saturday.

  13. That salad looks yummy!
    I do have an egg cooker like that. It only holds 6 and if we're going to color the eggs, we'll need lots and lots more than that. and they shouldn't be poked in the top if you're coloring them. darn.
    I need to dig out the egg cooker! It's been in the cupboard way too long.

  14. Linda, I have never had a bean salad like this. Can't wait to make it.