It being winter in Minnesota, last night's dinner was what is known as "Del Monte cooking". Adapting freely from a recipe from MPR's Lynne Rosetto Casper, I threw together two cans each of white beans and kidney beans, garlic, bacon, lemon juice, parsley and, as it turned out, not nearly enough salt and pepper. Instead of fresh parsley, I used a dried bunch of last summer's CSA parsley. Winter on the cold prairie, and all that. Casper's recipe was for a salad, but I had no greens and thought maybe it would be good on warmed-up white rice.
This is no reflection on Ms Casper's recipe, but more on my free adaptation and lack of fresh ingredients. The verdict: bland and a bit gloppy. The kids were very kind and said they liked it. I now have a very bland leftover lunch to look forward to tomorrow.