Beans

It’s Good to be Home and Menu Week of September 16

Christopher and I arrived home from Oregon late Saturday night.  Overall our trip went very well.  It was a ‘work’ trip as opposed to a pleasure trip but there was some good times.  We were able to visit with Christopher’s Great Grandma and also see my oldest daughter (Sierra) while we were there.  My work …

Menu Week of August 26

Week 2 of school but the first full week.  We seem to be adjusting to our schedule. Christopher really missed his sisters last week and kept asking where they were. This week he and I will be starting preschool (homeschool) so hopefully that will help pass the time.  A friend told me about Before Five …

Super Flexible Stuffed Burritos

While we were on our family vacation this summer we ate out at Chipotle’s.  We each had a huge stuffed burrito and while dining Joe said we should eat more burritos. I was surprised by that since we often have some sort of burrito, taco or tostado as part of our Stretchy Bean dishes. My …

Thrifty Food Plan Experience: Almost the End

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food. That is the current experience as part of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan. The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to …

Sprouted Pea Egg Foo Yung

The other day I posted about a wonderful and inexpensive legume that we’ve added to our food storage and menu.  Whole peas come in at only 41 cents a pound (Azure Standard quantity 25 pounds).  We made three tasty dishes with our peas.  One was an Egg Foo Yung. These were very much like the …

Add This Incredibly Inexpensive Legume to Your Menu Plan and Food Storage

Last year, my friend Andi shared this post on sprouting.  I was totally intrigued by the sprouted peas. Especially the cost of those peas. $8.05 for 25 pounds seemed like a steal!   I had to try them.  Like everything, the price of these peas has increased. I got mine through Azure Standard. Today’s cost is …