Saturday, May 17, 2008

HOPPIN' JOHN IN WACKY BREAD BOWLS

HOPPIN' JOHN

1 pkg (16oz) black eyed peas (wash, sort, soak overnight)
1 large onion
3 stalks of celery sliced
2 cloves minced garlic
1 can diced tomatoes with juice
1 t basil
3/4 t thyme
2 to 3 cups cooked brown rice
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1 cup turkey ham *optional
After soaking the beans overnight; drain, rinse, and cover with water, several inches above beans.
I like to boil them for 40 minutes or so, then add all remaining ingredients and cook until tender.
(This is a great dish to add to a study of Little House books!)


Here's how I served it this time..talk about wanting something different!

TAMMY'S BREAD BOWLS: http://tammysrecipes.com/crusty_homestyle_bread_bowls

BUT, AS YOU CAN SEE, I DIDN'T HAVE CUSTARD CUPS. SO, WHAT'S A FRUGAL MOM TO DO.....WELL, I TURNED THE MUFFIN PANS UPSIDE DOWN AND LOOK WHAT CAME OF THEM!



THE CRUSTY BOWLS TASTED DELIGHTFUL!












BTW, they don't stick to those either!:-)

This meal was super frugal! Approx $2-3!

1 comment:

Lynna said...

People should read this.