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In several states of the Union there is a definite law forbidding anyone from interfering with child's belief in Santa Clause. As Of December 21, 1945


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BRUNA BÖNOR (Brown Beans), Swedish

Ingredients
  • 2 cups brown beans
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/3 cup molasses or syrup
  • ¼ cup vinegar
Preparation Instructions

These brown beans belong on a Smorgasbord and with Christmas dinner, but they are an every day meal too. These brown beans are a close kin to the American kidney bean.

Wash beans. Drain. Cover with 2 quarts water and soak overnight. When ready to cook them, add salt and cook until tender (2 to 3 hours). Just before serving, add molasses or syrup. Wonderful with pork chops, meat balls or sauteed kidneys.

Contributed by Miss Alice M. Johnson, 1950

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