A simple jar of pickled beans and the right question can unleash your inner
Cook of Anarchy!
We've had this jar of homemade pickled beans sitting on the counter for a while. Bear got them from a friend, who likes to snack on them. They were too spicy for our taste buds, though. It looked like they had garlic and hot pepper flakes floating in the vinegar. I suggested I could take them to work to see if anyone there would like them.
I was putting the jar in my work bag when Bear asked, "What if this was all the food we would be able to get for the Winter? What would we do with the pickled beans then?"
A great question. Obviously, we wouldn't just give them away. Bear suggested we could trade them for some other food. I said maybe if we put the beans with bread & butter, that would cut down the spiciness enough that we could eat them... and then we were off.
(Bear here... It's always perfect when no one is watching. Why couldn't I do this in the Grilled Cheese Championship?) The spicy beans paired well with the plain cheese to give the sandwich a little kick.