RC your special beans sound very similar to ours. Inaddition to what you put in we add 1lb of boiled ham sliced and diced and 1 jar (12oz) Gulden Spicy Brown Mustard. Always a hit at large gatherings!
Maureen, my mother in law has a recipe for cucumber salad. Great way to use up a lot of cuc's.
Finely (not paper thin) slice as many cucs as desired and then layer them with sprinklings of salt in between the layers. Leave for an hour or so and then squeeze out all the juice (better to do this part before mucking out stalls ) Put in a bowl and add one finely chopped onion and to this add vinegar and oil (more vinegar than oil) and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and several good squirts of MAGGI seasoning (it's similar to soy sauce but has a different flavor to it). Mix well and is so good. Always great as a refreshing side dish to any meal. Can do the same with tomatoes (only you eliminate the salting and squeezing step) One of our favorites!
QHChick, thanks for the recipe, want to try it this weekend! Yummy!