Thursday, November 06, 2008

Bean Counting

When the weather has turned cold and wet and the pocketbook is rapidly heading toward empty (two things I've personally experienced this week), I find such joy in having a tummy full of something so warm and hearty and yet so crazy frugal as this recipe for My Best Pinto Beans (also experienced this week). Put that up next to the Southern Batter Bread that I love as much as life itself (and have mentioned more than once), and I'm in heaven.

I found both recipes a few years ago on the same website that's also home of the helpful and handy $45 Low Cost Emergency Menu for 4 to 6. Yes, I've mentioned that before, too, but it's always worth another mention, especially with as many layoffs as I've heard of this week in the blogosphere and on the news. Tough times call for comfort food, and lucky for me, so many of my favorite comfort foods also happen to be frugal food because I'm cheap and delicious like that, I guess.

I can't mention that Southern Batter Bread without mention of just how darn rib stickin' good it also is with the Butter Beans (aka Lima Beans) recipe over there, too. Madly crazy good.

(This picture is a repost from this post.)


Poor Tom, though, once this "apartness" has come to an end* because as frugal and hearty and happy and yummy beans are, well, you know how beans can be...

*apartness ends soon, which is all over on the private blog - email me, and I'll let you in if you already haven't - and please check your spam folder if you think I didn't reply because I feel terrible that one of you has asked me more than once but doesn't seem to be getting my emails, and you are totally welcome (unless I work with you).

16 comments:

  1. you really need to stop making my stomach grumble, heee heee heee

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  2. Alright, I'm on it. I WILL make Isobel like beans - if only to have a $40 menu! (but also cuz it's funny if she farts)

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  3. oh man, don't call 'em lima beans, it RUINS it for me ;-)

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  4. I LOOOOOOVE Beans!!

    Beans, beans, good for your heart.
    The more you eat, the more you fart.
    The more you fart, the better you feel.
    Let's eat Beans at EVERY meal!!!

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  5. Or, as they are known around OUR house - music fruit.

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  6. Oh my god. As a midwesterner, I am instantly drawn to any food with batter in the title. That looks so good.

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  7. Bean, beans the magical fruit!
    hehehe

    That bread looks AMAZING!!!

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  8. You have collection of beautiful recipes. But it seems to me you don't have any Ukrainian meal? We have many healthy recipes:)

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  9. I MUST find out how to make those butter beans. I love them and haven't had them in so long.

    Off to click and check out the other blog :)

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  10. I have started couponing because the economy is so scary! I will have to go check that site out!

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  11. Sounds so good. Some of my favorite food is also the most frugal, go figure. I think it has to do with my mothers style of cooking. She was one of those old timers who caned fruits and all kinds of stuff all summer in preparation for the long winter. We always had an abundance of home canned food, that was simply terrific.

    Love bean dishes, and my favorite side dish is black eyed peas.

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  12. That looks good. I am writing these down......

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  13. Now I know what I am having for dinner tomorrow. I am going with the pintos and the batter bread.

    Am so hungry now.

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  14. Start a support group, please. I cooked the other night and LAUGHED at how retarted my cooking skills actually are. I made such a mess its just a shame I didn't take pictures so I could write a post about it. ;-)

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  15. I love pinto beans. Any sort of beans, really. I am a bean lover. (I think I've said enough about beans.)

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