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  1. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    So our family is going to be mixed up in this furlough. I am already pretty darned frugal, and am having trouble finding more ways as far as groceries and things of that nature. I do not cook with burger often as I find the costs to be going up and up and up. I was using ground turkey, but it...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    9 April 2012 Cooking Dried Beans. 9 April 2012 Cooking Dried Beans Beans are a large portion of my diet. A supply of beans is purchased from as bulk food store and all pressure cooked together.They are a low cost source of nutritional food. The beans are washed, boiled vigorously for ten...
  3. General Chat
    A week or so ago, someone posted in a thread about canning dry beans by just putting them in the jars with water and processing them. There was no pre-cooking involved, and the person who posted about that method also posted pictures. And now, of course, I can't find it! I don't think it was...
  4. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I have been working on my stockpile and have been buying dried beans. Can I freeze them in their bags? What about spaghetti and other pastas? Thanks !
  5. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Beans are a cheap thing to practice on for new canners (pintos were actually the first thing I canned). They are also a great time saver because you can get a lot cooked and stored rather than soaking a small batch of dry beans each night before you want to use them and waiting an hour for it...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    Baked beans: a serio-humorous medical paper - Ephraim Cutter - Google Books Read page 18 and 19 and you might learn something about the bean. The original format is Pdf so I cannot copy and paste. Again, Under cooking dried beans. I eat soy beans daily and other almost every other day...
  7. Question and Answer
    I would like to try buying dried beans instead of the canned but was wondering which is the best ones to start with. Which beans do you prefer taste and texture wise?
  8. Healthy Cooking
    If you make homemade gnocchi and grow kale in your garden! This recipe is beyond cheap. Gnocchi with Kale & Beans – Vegalicious Recipes Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oi 1 package gnocchi, (16 ounces) 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 6 cups chopped...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    23 October 2010 Processing Dried Beans. 23 October 2010 Processing Dried Beans. A variety of dried beans purchased in bulk is very low in cost. This variety is a possible replacement for meat. Two cups (500 ml) enlarges to about four after cooking. The process is: Wash thoroughly. Boil for 20...
  10. General Chat
    i know it is a small feat...but in my book it is a big feat...i never get them done all the way but today i boiled them for around 45 minutes.....and then they soaked for a while and then i put them in the crockpot and did my thing.....they are turning out beautifully....I am so excited! Just...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    22 November 2011 Cooking Soy Beans. 22 November 2011 Cooking Soy Beans A bowl of soy beans are eaten for breakfast, which replaces eggs for me. About a 20 day supply is prepared at one time, and kept in the refrigerator. I ingest slightly less than 100 pounds per year and buy in 55 pound bags...
  12. Bean dishes
    Kicked-Up Beans Recipe DescriptionGreat to take to potlucks or for holiday dinners. I made this for a church bean dinner and they scraped the bottom of the pan... was waiting for someone to lick the pan!!! Preparation Steps: Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed:1...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    29 October 2011 Pressure cooking Dried Beans 29 October 2011 Pressure Cooking Dried Beans Most of the dried beans purchased from a bulk food store were pressure cooked and play a large part in my diet. Beans must be thoroughly cooked to digest without difficulty. It is almost impossible to...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    25 October 2011 Cooking Soy Beans 25 October 2011 Cooking Soy Beans A bowl of soy beans is ingested for breakfast daily. A 10 Day supply is made at each cooking interval. These beans are my substitute for eggs and meat of which I seldom eat. Method. Purchased in 10 kilo bags and stored in a...
  15. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I am ready to can some green beans. I have been using a water bath canner to process my beans for years. I went online to look up something and saw where it is no longer recommended to can green beans this way. WHAT!!!!!! When did this happen??? I have an Aunt who is 89 years old and has been...
  16. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    The "Little" amount of leftover refried beans that no one was eating for lunches in the fridge became 6 bean burritos for the freezer. I'm betting the 6 frozen burritos that they can just pop in the microwave will go fast.
  17. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    if i were to pre cook a big batch of dried beans, Could i freeze them to use in recipes later? Does freezing alter the texture much? trying to find more ways to batch cook or cook and save larger quantities of foods. With just two adults and a toddler ,we could not eat a lot of cooked beans...
  18. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I have a lot of new crop pinto beans. I am wondering if I can can those. Has anyone canned pinto beans? I was thinking if I had some already cooked and if the power goes out when it snows, I can just open and heat by a different source. Any suggestions?
  19. Kitchen Basics
    Sorry to ask this as I'm sure it's been asked before, but the search function is not yeilding an answer for me yet. Where do you buy your dried black beans in bulk? Locally I can only find 1 & 2 pound bags at an average price of about $1.25 per pound. It's not a bad price, but If I can beat...
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    I SCORED BIG at the vegetable stand.... a big huge paper grocery bag of beans for $15....and two huge bags of cucumbers for $7.... they said the reason being is because they have an overabunance and dont want them to spoil...i was psyched....would love to make some dilly beans and some sour...
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