A few weeks ago I wrote in one of my posts that I would write up a tutorial on cooking dry beans. I forgot to take pictures of each step that time around, but I remembered today.
Step 1. Open package of beans (I know this is obvious, but I know that my children will be using these tutorials as well, so I need to get REALLY basic for them :))
Step 2: Rinse and sort beans (sort the clumps of dirt, the split and broken beans, and any stones out of the remainder of the beans)
Place dry beans in bottom of large soup pan. Cover the beans with at least 3 inches of cold, clean, filtered water.
Step 4: Place pan aside, cover with tight fitting lid and let stand to soak for 8-12 hours.
Tomorrow, I will post the remaining directions on how to turn these hard little dried beans into wonderfully nutritious and delicious red beans.