Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Grandma Brown's Home Baked Beans

If you live more than say 100 miles from Sandy Pond then you really miss this food or you are oblivious of its existance.

Grandma Brown's Home Baked Beans.
I miss them.

The little company that produces these gems is located several miles south of Sandy Pond on Route 3 just as you are entering the village of Mexico.

No company that I'm aware of makes beans like these. They are truly unique. Growing up at Sandy Pond I took advantage of their existance and could takem or leavem. But now I missem.

I stumbled upon several dented cans of Grandma Brown's Home Baked Beans at an Amish food outlet near Quarryville, PA a few weeks ago.
I got so excited I bought every can they had. They were 35 cents each.
I have enough to carry me through the Summer of 2009.
I plan to buy a few cases when when I visit Sandy Pond this summer too.

We have an annual Spring BBQ planned at my workplace tomorrow and I volunteered to bring in the beans. They are in for a surprise, during and after...ahem.

For those of you who are unaware of this food - I will encourage you to try it next time you visit Sandy Pond. They are sold in all the stores in the area. I like to add maple syrup, brown sugar, and sweet onions to mine, and simmer them on super-low over a smokey charcoal fire for a little while.

OR, these days you can buy them on if you don't feel like waiting...

DO NOT drink a lot of BEER when eating Grandma Brown's Home Baked Beans.
The next 24 hours will be much more bearable for you if you drank wine or some other NON-CARBONATED beverage.

Otherwise, you will find yourself leaving a HUGE carbon footprint.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Brief Respite

Currently I am working 20 hour days. When my workload lightens I will post another random Sandy Pond Memory.

If you would like your Sandy Pond memory posted on the "Sandy Pond Memories weblog", please send it to me. Photos too.

Mark the email "SANDY POND MEMORY" in captial letters to get my attention, thanks.

I would especially like any memory from Sandy Creek Central School Alumni. Our Alumni Banquet is June 26th. Any former students who enjoyed Sandy Pond are welcome to send me their memories of their good times at the Pond to post here.