Slow cooked white beans

Any regular reader of my blog knows, I love making a big pot of slow cooked beans. Dried beans soaked overnight, seasoned with olive oil, onion, garlic, and salt and pepper, and then cooked over low heat all day are so scrumptious and make a great accompaniment to lots of different meals. I try to always have some tucked away in the freezer, because after you start eating beans this way, canned beans will never be appealing again. It was beautiful outside...the night called for al fresco dining with a white wine spritzer to pair with some lovely Swiss chard I bought at the farmer's market, a yummy olive bread we grabbed at our neighborhood bakery, and a big pot of white beans (click to find the recipe in an older post).