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It’s the end of April. It’s rainy. And cold. I don’t like it one bit and I’m feelin’ a little under the weather myself. If it doesn’t warm up soon here, I will be gettin’ the official Couch Potato award. I’ve gone thru an entire series of Rules Of Engagement, Orange Is The New Black, and now I’m working on American Horror Story. Yes…I said Series, not season. I’m losing touch with reality…

Of course, I’m watching all of this in between the fabulous sewing, cooking and cleaning a housewife does. What? Didn’t you heard me say I was losing touch with reality!

Even though I’m not a housewife, or even married for that matter, I’ve always wanted to be the Retro Housewife. I’m a mid century girl caught in a modern world. I actually do love all of the domestic goddess duties. I would have thrived in June Cleaver’s time, complete with party dress, hostess apron and a cocktail in my hand just waiting for my Ward to come home from a hard day’s work.

june_and_ward_cleaver

Hey..it’s my “reality”..don’t judge!

And as any good hostess would, I’m going share my White Beans & Ham recipe..so let’s get started…

1lb dried northern beans, soaked overnight and rinsed
ham hock
leftover Easter ham, diced
handfull diced carrots
1/4 tsp oregano
Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
5 cups water
1 pkg. Jiffy cornbread

Throw it all in the crock-pot on low for about 5-6 hours or till your beans are tender.
Be sure and make that cornbread before your Ward gets home.

Now give him a kiss when he walks through the door. Sit him at the table and serve up the goodness. Smile when he has seconds, cause it’s just that good!

sewmod retro housewife beans and cornbread

The only thing missing is my sweet tea and that’s because I drank it all last week! Guess it’s wine then.
Cheers y’all!

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