Sunday, November 18, 2012

Beside the Dying Fire: Soda Pineapple Beans

After Shane's death, Rick attempts to explain the events that  have taken place to Carl. But the sight of hundreds of Walkers closing in sends them both running for the Farm. The Group had heard gunshots and Daryl goes back outside to find Rick and Shane. The moment Daryl, Andrea, Hershel and Glenn step out onto the porch, they see the monstrous herd of Walkers bearing down on the Farm. Hershel decides that no matter what; he will defend his farm. The Group quickly rallies to the Greene family's side.

They take to their cars in pairs, both to draw the Walkers away, and to destroy as many as they can in the process. It is a near impossible task and they quickly realize that there are simply too many Walkers.

Rick and Carl make their way to the barn. Realizing that there is no way to get to the others; Rick sets the barn on fire and hides in the loft with Carl both to avoid the flames and to alert the Group. The plan works and Jimmy takes the RV to retrieve them; losing his own life in the process.

The Group is scattered; each of them escaping in pairs as the farm is lost. Andrea is left behind in the chaos and flees with their bag of weapons. 

Hershel and Carl return to the site where they first broke down. The rest of the Group make their way back to the same site and are overjoyed to reunite with each other. They mourn the loss of Shane, Jimmy and Patricia; but Rick refuses to allow anyone to return and search for Andrea. He wants them to get as far away from the farm as possible.

Rick finally shares the information that he's been hiding. The entire population is already infected with the plague that has destroyed civilization. No matter what the cause of death; everyone will rise as one  of the Walking Dead. The Group is understandably angry that Rick withheld this from them. Their hope is almost lost when they receive the final blow: Rick confesses that he killed Shane.

They have no shelter; hardly any fuel; very little ammunition and only the clothes on their backs. As they gather around the dying fire, the only food they would have had would be a few canned items they kept in the cars for emergencies. 

Soda Pineapple beans contain only three ingredients but the flavors blend well and the protein and carbohydrates will be nutritious and filling. They would have to ration carefully to make sure everyone got a little bit. Be sure to keep extra cans of beans and pineapple in each of your Group's cars.

And when the dead rise; Stay Together and Hold Fast!

Soda Pineapple Beans

1 large can Baked Beans
8 oz can Crushed Pineapple, drained
1 bottle or can of Coke, Pepsi or Dr. Pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large Dutch oven. Heat over medium hot coals until hot and bubbly. Serve immediately.

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