Friday, December 11, 2009

Cranberry Beans-n-Bacon...

Adding beans to your menu plan can really help keep you frugal!

A few weeks back, I made a huge pot of black beans. We ate Black Bean Buffalo Chili for lunch and at supper I made a black bean salsa. I froze 4 bags for four other meals later on.

Today, it was cranberry beans with a pound of pork bacon. (I also added about 1 t ground mustard, 3 bay leaves, 3 minced cloves of garlic, 1/2 t paprika, fresh ground peppercorns, and salt.) These will be the main dish for lunch with some cornbread and corn on the cob and they will be a side dish tonight.
Leftovers will be frozen for later side dishes.
*These can be used like you would pinto beans in chili, etc.

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