I've always been a fan of a can o' beans. But these days I'm not so much a fan of the price. In my ever-evolving attempt to save us some moolah and stretch our grocery budget, I started to buy bags of dry beans instead.
Ummm...the only problem with that was I didn't want to take the time to actually cook them.
But then I discovered this great recipe for beans in the slow cooker here http://www.budgetbytes.com/?s=black+beans and I've been doing this ever since. Go there. This woman's got amazing recipes that don't cost much and can feed your whole family. There's pretty step-by-step pictures too for simpletons like me.
Now the thought of cooking beans isn't overwhelming. This is important because I get overwhelmed quite a bit for day to day things...
A big pile of laundry
Too many dishes in the sink
A too tall glass of water (damn, I gotta drink all of that...)
A bag o' dry beans (who's gonna cook that??)
I gotta break things up into manageable tasks!
Here are my ingredients:
Pour out your bag o' beans on a tray and sort through it as usual. Again, I didn't find anything.
A lot. Or at least a nap.
P.S. I made stuffed plantains last night and baked a big batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I am currently obsessed with creating.