Rely on the alphabet

Listen, there are a whole lot of ways of making a menu. You can consider the options according to region, what they taste like, their mouth appeal, or how much space you have on top of your stove. When I had my cafe, the 4th of July happened to show up about two weeks after I opened and I was in no mental state to be anthing close to all-of-that. I picked the menu according to the letter “B”.
Barbecue Chicken
Bobbie’s Baked Beans
Baby Potatoes and Greens

You won’t be unhappy with any of this, and the baked beans are going to make you some serious friends; if they were on the fence, they’ll be jumping over.
I have already given you this recipe, but I’ll bet not everybody made it, so here it is again:
1 16 ounce can of lima beans
1 16 ounce can of kidney beans
1 31 ounce can of pork and beans
1 16 ounce can of butter beans
3/4 pound of fried bacon
4 onions (saute with a pinch of salt in olive oil)
1/3 cup of cider vinegar
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 Tablespoon dry mustard

Stir all this up and bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours.

For the brownies, combine 1/2 cup of flour with 1/3 cup of cocoa, and a pinch of salt. In another bowl mix 1 stick of melted, unsalted butter with 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and 2 room temperature eggs (warm them up by putting them in a little bowl, (in shell) in warm water for about 2 or 3 minutes. Don’t over mix the egg and sugar mixture, just til there are no more streaks of egg and it looks well combined. Using your hand, mix the dry ingredients with the wet. Bake in a greased 8 inch pan for about 20 minutes at 350. If you get nervous, brownies are better a little undercooked instead of overcooked.

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