It’s one week until Christmas Eve! Hurray and welcome, all! Today, I am discussing how I wear green and make unique pinto beans!
A few readers asked me for the bean recipe after hearing how popular they are with family and friends.
I served them recently with my Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas.
But, first let’s talk about another color in my new color palette!
HOW I WEAR GREEN
When I first found out that I am a Vibrant Autumn, I was wearing mostly orange, terra cotta, gold, and saffron colors.
Then in one of the closet purges I found this sweater which matches the MOSS GREEN in my palette perfectly.
I have owned this sweater for awhile…originally purchased at Marshall’s.
This one sweater has motivated me to wear this color more…and I am really enjoying it!
Today, I paired it with my a.n.a. jeans from JCP (these are now sold out), but their cost per wear for me is really low…love these pants.
I also found a necklace I had forgotten about which was designed by a local San Antonio Jewelry Designer (Deborah Long-Shirley)…it matches this outfit perfectly.
Looking at these beautiful colors together motivates me to create more outfits with these colors.
I only have to look out the window in front of my desk to be inspired by the same color palette.
Do you ever do this? Look around you to capture a moment of colors which you would like to wear? It is a great way to get ideas.
Now, here are more green sweaters currently online:
HOW I WEAR GREEN – WATCHING THE SALES
The gate to shopping is opening more and more for great prices during the holiday and after Christmas sales to come.
For example, today I will watch for my green in the Chico’s 30% off sale happening through December 19, and for those who love the Black Label line, it is included in this sale.
My eye will be on adding more moss green going forward!
HOW I MAKE UNIQUE PINTO BEANS
I created this recipe just experimenting with flavors, and did not know what I had done until I took them to a family gathering about a year ago.
They were very popular, and Mr. B has requested them often since then. I believe the apple/mango addition to the flavors really adds….and is why I say they are unique!
Of course, you could do this with your dry pinto beans. I stand by these brands to get the flavors I want with the beans.
Pamela’s Pinto Beans
You will need:
Tablespoon of olive oil
1 chopped sweet yellow onion
1 package of Aidells Smoked Chicken and Apple Sausage Links, cut the four links into small pieces
4 27 oz cans of Bush’s Pinto Beans
1 tablespoon of Bolner’s Fiesta Pinto Bean Seasoning
1 Carton of Mango Pico de Gallo, 14 oz.
1 minced garlic
3 stalks of celery, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 Tablespoon of Lea & Perrins Original Worcestershire Sauce
- Sauté the onion and chopped sausage in the olive oil until onion is clear in a large soup pot.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients and allow to cook for about 45 minutes, covered, before serving.
These beans are excellent served the next day…gives the flavors time to melt together and is very good with rice for a red bean & rice meal.
So far….a crowd pleaser!
Please share…do you wear green and if so which shade is your go-to green? Would love to hear more about how you are wearing color lately! Thanks for being here!
Tomorrow is Would You Wear It and the next day will be Joy Notes #7!
By Pamela Lutrell
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