Baked beans are a New England staple. Though they originated with the Native Americans, they were popularized by the people of Boston during the rum making years. Where Native Americans used bear fat and maple syrup, Bostonians (and later, most New Englanders) switched to the widely available salt pork and molasses. Even today, the nickname for Boston is "Beantown".

Baked beans are a New England staple. Though they originated with the Native Americans, they were popularized by the people of Boston during the rum making years. Where Native Americans used bear fat and maple syrup, Bostonians (and later, most New Englanders) switched to the widely available salt pork and molasses. Even today, the nickname for Boston is "Beantown".

The ultimate mommy meals resource: How to bring a meal to a friend in need with 30 days of recipes!

The ultimate mommy meals resource: How to bring a meal to a friend in need with 30 days of recipes!

Freezer Meal Plan (healthy!) $135 for 24 delicious meals. I'm guessing a bit more for organic substitutes, but probably still cost-effective!

6 Fast, Healthy and Delicous Freezer Meals

Freezer Meal Plan (healthy!) $135 for 24 delicious meals. I'm guessing a bit more for organic substitutes, but probably still cost-effective!

This site ROCKS!!! Has your grocery list, instruction card for meals, and meals for 1 months or mini menus for 5 or 10 days!!! There is even menus for toddlers....A+ site!! TRADITIONAL April 2012 Menu | OAMC from Once A Month Mom. Freezer Cooking Ideas #freezercooking #recipes

This site ROCKS!!! Has your grocery list, instruction card for meals, and meals for 1 months or mini menus for 5 or 10 days!!! There is even menus for toddlers....A+ site!! TRADITIONAL April 2012 Menu | OAMC from Once A Month Mom. Freezer Cooking Ideas #freezercooking #recipes

Grilled Brussels Sprouts - Very Tasty Olive oil, minced garlic, dry mustard, smoked paprika, kosher salt, black pepper. love this idea! Recipe Link: rosemarried.com

Grilled Brussels Sprouts - Very Tasty Olive oil, minced garlic, dry mustard, smoked paprika, kosher salt, black pepper. love this idea! Recipe Link: rosemarried.com

Boston Baked Beans. This was such a simple recipe to make. Made it in the crock pot, per the reviewers suggestions. The addition of the Lea & Perrins was perfect!  Not to sweet, not to sour. Will definitely be making these again!

Boston Baked Beans. This was such a simple recipe to make. Made it in the crock pot, per the reviewers suggestions. The addition of the Lea & Perrins was perfect! Not to sweet, not to sour. Will definitely be making these again!

Parmesan Yellow Squash: Line baking sheet with tinfoil. Slice yellow squash thinly and place in a single layer on baking sheet. Sprinkle with onion powder, garlic salt, and grated parmesan. Broil in oven until lightly toasted. Delicious!!

Parmesan Yellow Squash: Line baking sheet with tinfoil. Slice yellow squash thinly and place in a single layer on baking sheet. Sprinkle with onion powder, garlic salt, and grated parmesan. Broil in oven until lightly toasted. Delicious!!

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