1 pint beans

1/2 pint rice

1/2 pint milk

2 tablespoonfuls butter

2 tablespoonfuls flour

1 teaspoonful salt

1 saltspoonful pepper

Soak the beans over night; next morning, wash, cover with fresh boiling water, boil for thirty minutes, drain and throw the water away; cover again with fresh water and simmer about an hour until tender. While the beans are cooking, wash and boil the rice; it must be dry, not sticky. When the beans are done, press them through a colander. Rub the butter and flour together, add the milk, stir until boiling; add this and the salt and pepper to the bean pulp, stir until soft, then add the rice. Turn this into a baking-dish and bake in a quick oven forty minutes, until brown. This, with a salad, makes an excellent meal.