Cuban black beans and rice

I’m constantly on the lookout for easy, frugal, delicious and healthy recipes that my “meat-and-potatoes” man will actually eat.

I’m also trying to sneak more vegetarian meals into the mix (once or twice a week), and this Cuban Black Beans and Rice recipe was perfect on all fronts

  • it cost less than $3, since we already had everything but the beans and pepper on hand
  • it was as easy to prepare as sauteeing the onions and peppers and opening some cans
  • it was meat-free and spicy enough to keep things interesting!
  • The Greek loved it!

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adventures in freezer cooking – manicotti, chili and french dip edition

Take it from me – you’re going to want to freeze your stuffed manicotti individually and then stack them… or your freezer will end up looking like a crime scene.  I stacked all the pretty little foil packages immediately, which just smooshed the bottom one, leaking sauce everywhere.

Then it was a mad dash, flinging popsicles to the left and frozen pork tenderloins to the right, making room for all the casseroles to lay flat (and to clean everything up).  Good times.

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