Beans and Toast

Well, our timing was off AND the game got postponed, so the Hokie basketball game is on right now! I’ve got to hurry – we’re in the 2nd overtime and it’s a crazy game! :)

The inspiration for my dinner tonight came from

While my pictures may not be as pretty as Heidi’s (I had no natural sunlight to work with!), the dish turned out delicious.


I ended up changing a few things (as usual), but I’m happy to say that this Giant Chipotle White Bean recipe is one of the best bean dishes I’ve made!


My changes:

  • I used 28 oz. of crushed tomatoes
  • I omitted the cheese + breadcrumbs – not sure why…I actually just forgot once I put them in to bake!
  • I added 1 tsp of smoked paprika and 1 tsp of ancho chile powder to the bean/sauce/kale mixture before baking


I served my beans on top of some toasted (homemade) honey wheat bread (topped with olive oil) and a sprinkling of cilantro.


I also had some Magic Hat with dinner – I got a Spring Sampler pack today at the store and tried their Odd Notion Spring ‘10 brew. Pretty good!

And dessert?


I finally made some of Averie’s Peanut Butter Cups!


I decided to make 2 different kinds tonight: creamy pb and crunchy almond butter.



I ended up only using 3 squares of semi-sweet chocolate to make our 4 cups – 2 pb and 2 ab, so we could each have one of each flavor.


We just took them out of the fridge, so I’m about to try them – I’m so excited! It was so easy to make them…and that could be a bad thing ;)


I’ve got to watch the end of this game – it’s nuts!




  1. I hope you like the cups! They’re delicious in my opinion.
    I love how your food always has fresh herbs torn on top :-) DEFINITELY don’t see that in my dorm often, haha

    • I’m about to try them :) I’m sure I’ll like them – I’m not sure how homemade peanut butter cups could be anything BUT good :)

  2. Dinner and dessert look fabulous!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. I only have one word for this post…YUM!!!

  4. i MUST try those PB cups asap! those look great girl!

  5. Yum on both accounts. I have some white beans in the pantry that I need to use up.

  6. The beans and toast look awesome! I love 101cookbooks :-)

  7. I love making homemade PB cups–once I started I no longer buy store bought :-) Adding some coconut to the top is always a great addition!

  8. I think you have winners all around! Both look great.

  9. ugh thank you for reminding me how badly I want to try those PB cups!

    that dinner is the PERFECT pre-game meal! good luck to your team!

  10. Dinner looks awesome, as does dessert, my British roommate in uni used to always eat beans and toast all the time, this looks like a healthier version!

  11. Hope the rest of the baseball game was good!

    I can’t wait to hear how those cups are! OMG they sound heavenly :)

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