My husband and I were laughing just the other day that canned beans themselves are becoming a luxury item! The prices really have gone up, at least up here. I am cooking my own from dried as much as possible. They seem to freeze just fine. Thanks for pointing out this NPR series--had not caught it.
What a great link! Gotta love NPR! I totally agree that frozen prepared foods are way overpriced. Have you seen how much they charge for frozen lasagna? Yikes! Like Erika above, I've started cooking dried beans and freezing them, also.
Dry Beans are a staple in our house! I cook a few pounds at once in the crock pot... I freeze a portion and add the rest in several dishes throughout the week... taco salad, beans and rice, burritos, bean salads... and the list goes on. Great Nutrition!AE at HealthBeginsWithMom.com
ha! We love beans in this house. Always have. In fact black beans are the kiddo's favorite food I think.
I was at the 99 cent store yesterday getting my Sunday newspapers and the place was packed with grocery shoppers! So I looked around and noticed quite a few good deals like 10 oz bags of frozen ORGANIC strawberries! I also just cooked my first batches of dried beans because the cans were getting so pricey!! :-)
I just had to laugh at the comment "she doesn't like to cook b/c it makes her feel too much like a stay at home wife." I love my job as a wife and while I know staying home is not for everyone, I feel so blessed to be able to.
I love beans. Have not met a bean yet that I did not like, some more so than others, but I do love beans. A favorite in this house is plain pinto beans with corn bread. We also love red beans and rice. We try to have a bean meal once a week. Most times the meal is meat free but sometimes there is a bit of ham or ground beef in the beans for extra flavor. Thanks for the link to the news site. Roxie
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