My friend's family were always poor but always had some of the best food. That welfare cheese was great!
His parents would cook up beans in a large kettle (they had a bunch of kids) and there would be beans for dinner, beans for breakfast (great with eggs!) and beans with lunch. I never got tired of them.
His dad was from Tennessee or Kentucky, I can't remember which. Whichever it was, he liked the moonshine from the other state better.
I'm still working on figuring out how to make beans the way they did. Their juice was very dark, so I wonder if they put a bunch of black beans in there too.