Not too long ago I shared using burlap strips in a centerpiece, and they work perfectly here. This is an idea I will use many times!
As for the dishes, they were a spontaneous decision. I was unloading the dishwasher and as I looked across to the bar, I thought there was no sense in putting them in the cabinet when they added such a playful touch to the runner.
Black Beans and Rice
1 lb. black beans
1 c. chopped onion
1 can Rotel tomatoes
3 cloves minced garlic
1 T. cumin
1 lb. smoked sausage
salt and pepper to taste
Soak beans overnight. Drain and add water to generously cover. Add remaining ingredients except for sausage. Cook over medium heat for about 2 hours or until beans are soft. About 30 minutes before beans are done, add sausage sliced 1/4″ thick and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Serve with white or yellow rice and have cheese and salsa for toppings. At our house, cornbread muffins are a must when we have beans and rice.
There you have it, another dinner at the bar!
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