Some recipe are borne of genius. Some, like this one, are borne of sheer laziness. What, you’ve never been enamored of Jacobs Cattle beans, their marble-like texture and splotches of brown and white, so taken with them you keep them cloistered away in a jar just to ogle them? Well, I have. And then I realized I was hoarding them so I poured a cup into my enamel pot and let them sit overnight in some water.
Then I forgot about them.
Then I remembered them but felt too lazy to cook them.
Then I forgot about them again.
Then I realized they would go to waste if I didn’t cook them soon so I did.
Then I forgot about them for a few hours.
So I cooked them again. And they turned out so well I recreated that dish a few times until it became a recipe.