Did the name scare you off? Gosh, I hope not. While these delicious Baked Beans may take a while, I promise you aren’t going to spend the next three days slaving away in the kitchen. In reality, this dish could be made in two days – an overnight soak and cooking the next day. However; between the simmering and baking, you are investing about 5 or 6 hours of cooking in a single day. I like my beans to be ready about mid-afternoon for family gatherings, so I start mine three days ahead. It beats the heck out of rolling my lazy butt out of bed at the crack of dawn. Okay, I’m up with the chickens anyway, but I need about a gallon of coffee before my brain is fully awake.