Sounds appetizing doesn't it? It's what I made in the kitchen today. My husband had brought home a canister of gourmet beans from Costco.
"Woman, do something with these," he said.
I looked at the recipe on the canister. Bean chili. It sounded good. I soaked the beans overnight, and then boiled them for two hours. They were all ready.
Unfortunately, my husband got sick. When anybody gets sick in my family, I give them good old fashioned Matzah Ball Soup. It does the trick every time. So anyway, I had this chili to make in addition to the Matzah Ball Soup. I decided to cook them simultaneously, because I was short on time. (What else is new?)
Two big pots boiled away on the stove. I worked on finishing the chili. The recipe said to pour a cup of reserved bean juice into the mix. I did. Except it wasn't the chili mix. It was the Matzah Ball Soup mix. Oops.
Now my Matzah Ball Soup had a strange gray tinge to it. "Oh well," I thought. "A little bean juice never hurt anyone."
I dished it into the bowls. And do you know what? My family liked it!