(dried) black beans and rice

So there’s a big ol’ football game on now (Florida State versus Auburn, The Greek tells me), and to save myself from slipping into a coma, I’ve decided to blog about our dinner tonight instead.

Much more interesting topic! ūüôā

I cobbled together three separate recipes into one delicious little concoction and am writing about it so that I remember how to make it again. ¬†Not sure if it tastes like authentic Cuban rice and beans, but my husband gave it a 9 out of 10… and that’s enough for me!

This made approximately 147 servings… or 6… or 8. ¬†Something like that. ¬†It was a big pot. ¬†That’s all I know. Continue reading


food stamps challenge – week 2

So it’s week 2 of my own personal food stamps challenge! ¬†I sat down on Sunday, poring over my cookbooks and Pinterest picks to find some relatively frugal recipes that take advantage of what’s on sale (at Kroger) and what I already have on hand in the pantry/fridge. ¬†091613hambcass

After creating my list, The Greek and I ventured forth and worked the store like champions.

We spent about as much on dinners this week as last (<$45), and I’m pretty excited about the savings…. I even had enough to buy a few “stock up” items that were on sale and too good to pass up. ¬†Altogether, we spent $62.14 for everything, including a half gallon of ice cream.

Can I get an “Amen!”?

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