We eat a lot of beans around here... you know, very recession chic.
I have always been intimidated by those bags of dried beans at the store. No real reason... just plain ignorance about soaking and such. The canned version - at least 3 or 4 cans a week - is what I always bought. Well, when the price of a can went over a dollar... I became determined to get over my dried bean fear.
Another thing about me... I love my crock pot.
So, imagine my excitement when I found this at A Year of Crockpotting.
I have done it twice now. No problem.
Some math... A bag of organic dried black beans is $1.99. Canned organic black beans are $1.29. I don't always buy organic, but that's what I have here. I got 6 cups from the bag! There are only 1.5 cups in the can. My rough calculations... I'm saving over $150 a year on beans. And with a lot less waste.
Feeling very frugal. Very domestic. Very excited about $150 more to spend on books. : )