May 27, 2012

Thrift Share and a Recipe

On my way to the grocery store this morning I couldn't help but make a small detour to visit my local Goodwill. Our local GW chooses a price sticker color and all of those items are 50% off on Sunday and Monday.

I spotted my treasure as soon as I turned the corner.

McCoy 3 quart bean pot

I believe these were produced in the late 1970's.

I am going to a birthday party for my grandson this afternoon, I decided to purchase the bean pot and make a three bean casserole for the celebration.

This is what I will be making to put inside my bean pot.

Three Bean Potluck Casserole


1/2 pound bacon
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 16 ounce can baked beans
1 15.25 ounce can kidney beans
1 15 ounce can butter beans


  1. Place bacon in a large deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, break into medium pieces and set aside. In same skillet, brown beef and onion. Drain fat.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  3. Place bacon/beef mixture in a large bowl and stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar mustard, baked beans, kidney beans, with liquid, and butter beans, with liquid. Mix well.
Place mixture into a 9X13 baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour uncovered.

Today I will be using my McCoy Bean Pot instead of the baking dish. My family enjoys these beans.

Looking forward to see what everyone else found this week.

I am linking up with:
  Her Library Adventures, Flea Market Finds
Apron Thrift Girl, Thrift Share Monday
Me and My Shadow, Magpie Monday
Hey, What's for Dinner Mom? -  The Penny Worth Project
Cap Creation, Thrifty Love Link Party

If you haven't already entered my giveaway for the handmade beach glass necklace from Hawaii, and you would like to enter -  click here.


  1. I Love it!! have a great day :)

  2. What a great find on the McCoy Bean Pot!! The recipe sounds delicious and I bet will taste even better having been cooked in an official bean pot. Yum! My stomach is growling. :)

  3. The three bean potluck casserole sounds yummy! Love the pot!

  4. I love the sound of the casserole Paulette, I hope the party goes well and they all enjoy it.

  5. Oh your McCoy pot is awesome and PERFECT to make that recipe! I hope to find a McCoy cookie jar someday --it's on my thrift bucket list :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and now I'm following you ;) Happy Thrifting!!

  6. beautiful pot! i love the color and the recipe is mouth-watering :)

  7. Great find and the recipe sounds equally fab!
    (Visiting from magpie monday)

  8. Love the bean pot. It is lovely. And half price treasures? Bonus.

  9. Sounds delicious! Perfect pot for it too x

  10. Very nice! My parents had a matching set of brown McCoy dishes when I was a kid...very 70s indeed! Love it!

  11. What a lucky find. Fun that you had the perfect recipe for inside!!

  12. it's fantastic and I LOVE that you picked it up to use it and not to just look pretty! thanks for linking up at cap creations!