leomom - I'm pretty sure you can make most beans like that. The cooking time will vary, some beans take longer than others. But the same concept applies to other beans as well.
Corrie - with all that cornmeal you could make corn cakes or corn bread or hot cereal with syrup and butter
Tonight I'm going to my sis's for dinner. She's making us pasta with homemade sauce (about the only thing she cooks but it's good).
Last night I made some dill dip to use up the last of the sour creme and some cheesy oat cracker thingys to use up my load of oats.
Got sil and bil coming late tonight. Got some pizza dough from work and thought we could make homemade pizza. Maybe they're tired of that though (they live in Chicago) so in that case I'm going to make homemade hot pockets out of the dough and leftover broccoli potato chowder.