Whats For Dinner Next Week: Three Bean Bake

Where did the summer go, I can't believe that we are going into the first week in September. Labor Day week end is always one of the big week ends and really symbolizes the end of summer around the lake.  Everyone feels the pressure to hurry and get in all the water sport activities for the last holiday of the season.  After Labor Day things get really quiet.  The local pool closes, and there is always a poll of all the guest, don't take the pool key with you or we will have to pay an extra $50.00 next year for a new one. All the local civic organizations get into full swing, football games on Friday night, and we can't wear white until after Easter... well maybe some of us cheat on that a bit.  We are entertaining on Sunday for the holiday and we are really looking forward to our friends sharing the time with us. We are so blessed to have so many wonderful people in our life.
This week our grocery store has a great special on trimmed beef brisket I like to get a trimmed brisket because it has less fat. 

Bar-B-Que Brisket
Chile's Cheese and Rice Casserole
Three Bean Bake (Feature Recipe)
Cole Slaw
Melon and Fresh Fruit Mix
Homemade Dill Bread
Ice Box Pie

Labor Day
Grilled Chicken with Roasted Peach Salsa
Roasted Corn on the Grill
Fresh Black Eyed Peas
Garlic Bread
Tossed Green Salad with Pickle Pot Dressing
Cherry Pie and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Slow Cooker
Navy Beans and Ham
Oven Roasted Seasoned Potato Wedges
Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Sunshine Cup Cakes

Herb Crusted Tilapia
Summer Squash Casserole
Saute Rainbow Swiss Chard
New Potatoes with Basil Cream Sauce
Key Lime Tart

Chicken A-La King
Using Chicken Frozen From Last Weeks Meal Plan
Homemade Herb Biscuits
Tossed Green Salad
Banana Pudding

Homemade Pizza
Recipe for Pizza Dough From Miz Helen's Kitchen Table Cookbook
Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundae

Southwest Chile Burger
Black Bean and Corn Salad
 Lemon Tapioca Pudding

From Sunday's Menu
Three Bean Bake
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 15 ounce can Black Beans drain 1/2 the liquid
1 15 ounce can Pinto Beans drain 1/2 the liquid
1 15 ounce can Ranch Beans drain 1/2 the liquid
1/2 medium yellow onion medium chop
1/3 cup Ketchup
1/3 cup Sweet & Spicy Mustard
1/3 cup Brown Sugar or Brown Sugar Substitute
Dash Tabasco
2 slices of crisp bacon on top
Whats For Dinner Next Week: Three Bean Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
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Mix all the ingredients together except the option of the Bacon.
Place into a baking dish
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
For the Bacon Option:
Place the Bacon on top of the dish after baking when ready to serve
Whats For Dinner Next Week: Three Bean Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage 
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Our Country has celebrated Labor Day since the first celebration held in New York City in 1882. However you may celebrate this Labor Day , just take a moment to remember all the men and women through the years that have worked and sacrificed to make our country great and just maybe you are one of them and if you are...I say Thank You!
Have a safe and wonderful holiday.

Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. oooooohhhhhh how I wanna go home!!!! This just screams family celebration to me. Love me some beans and I will be making this this weekend. and definately "X" marks the spot here....Have a great day!!

  2. Looks soooo yummy! Have a great time and I know everyone will LOVE your food! Love you! B

  3. I made the three bean bake for my family over the holiday weekend....they LOVED it! The combination of flavors was so good - I served it with brown rice and grilled chicken on Sunday and as a side with brisket on Labor Day. Of course, I used more than a "dash" of Tabasco which is perfect for us Lousiana-folk :-).
    From, Laurie D.

  4. That bean bake looks quite tasty, although I've already been overdoing it on the bacon this week!


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