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Beans a cooking--opps, don't burn the beans

Sunday, August 09, 2009

* well, another problem hit the fan, well through the mail, and now need to deal with it.

* I've been sitting here this evening, not really starting anything....well, not true. I'm cooking a bag of beans......

Got my food bank things, including four legs and thighs and slow baked them yesterday and then froze them in bags, today, I ate one, and then took the bones, lots of extra meet on them and cooked them with a 1/2 cup of rice added parsley and salt and pepper and it was good. I refrigs the rest of that.

If I put those beans in 1/4 cup baggies and freeze them, I'll have enough beans for a while.

This was my third visit to the food bank and now I have a shelf full of the extra things that I built up, of course I ate the things that I liked first.

It so seems that I have tomatoes on the shelf.

Tonight, the neighbor across the yard and I went to city barbeque, a couple of things here.....it wasn't in my budget, so I "should" have said no. The food was good and I could only eat half of what was there. The atm was down, I drove, and the machine couldn't give me cash, so I told my friend that I couldn't go, and she loaned me the amount for supper.

So I borrowed.....so my social skills stink and I don't have the guts to say no.

I realize what a change I went through getting the food from the foodbank and curtailing my normal habits of eating.

It has required lots of changes. Also, when you cook at home, there is a lot more clean up. convenience foods definitely have some advantages.

An afterthought, watch the beans, don't burn the beans......opps!

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    But when you're washing dishes, there's more time to listen to music or listen to Dave?
    4332 days ago
  • CAROL_
    Canned tomatoes are wonderful because they can be used in so many dishes, are excellent for a hundred dif bases for soups and casseroles. Have you tried searching SparkRecipes by ingredient? Like if you have a can of something from the food pantry that you need an idea or need a recipe of how to use up.

    I love beans, I have a favorite dish for each kind (white, pinto, black, red, pink, etc). The leftovers are great for salads and soups. I do exactly what you do, cook and then bag it up (or bag it up raw as soon as I get home with it). I use the freezer alot as a single. Batch cooking helps make up the difference with not buying convenience foods.

    One day a week I is fridge cleanout day. I combine most of fridge leftovers into crockpot soup (or casserole, depending on what's there); it uses up wilted celery and wilted carrots, old potatoes that are sprouting, and anything else that needs to be used up, also beans, rice, whatever meat I have leftover, canned or fresh tomatoes, etc. can go into the soup. When you cook things like legs and thighs in water, I like to bake in the winter and boil or crockpot in the summer. You can also boil the bones in a stock pot or crockpot after picking the meat off; I boil turkey and chicken carcasses with onion celery carrot and seasoning, then strain and use that broth as soup base.

    I'm making homemade applesauce tomorrow with some apples that are going bad. Will freeze portions of that.

    It takes more work not eating convenience food and using up fresh produce, but it's worth it. You'll be healthier from eating less chemicals, too, which makes it easier to lose weight.
    4333 days ago
    I like beans too and they're cheap and tasty in all kinds of dishes. keep cooking at home emoticon
    4333 days ago
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