I'm late sending out this post.  I didn't get up at 4AM this morning.  However, my cute husband was sending me lots of text messages to see if I was up at my usual hour.  He's out of town where it is NOT 4AM for him!  I was trying to sleep in, it didn't work.  I'm also late to write this morning because I decided to get a big slow cooker of black beans going this morning.  We are having tacos tonight and black beans are a great compliment.  Plus they do great in the freezer. Here is a very simple recipe for BLACK BEANS in the slow cooker . . .

  • one pound black beans
  • 2 - 3 cloves of garlic
  • one bay leaf
  • one tablespoon of salt
  • one onion diced (I used 1/2 a red onion, it's all I had)
  • six cups of water
  • I also quartered a lemon and threw it in because I had one

Add all the ingredients.  Turn the slow cooker on "HI" for three hours.  After three hours check the beans if you like the way they are, they are done.  If you want them softer, keep cooking them for another hour.  When you are done, drain the beans and serve, store in the fridge or freeze.