Monday, March 31, 2008

Beans, Beans, The Magical Fruit

Did you know that beans are an actually a veggie, but beside the point they can save you a ton of money. Recently I had the opportunity to play a little "Rachel Ray" in the kitchen and try a new creation. In the latest endeavor to make navy bean soup, it came down to about $5.00 out of pocket, a little creativity, and 4 meals completely ready to go. I purchased a store brand bag of navy beans ($2.39) and 48-oz carton of chicken stock (on sale of course for $2.29) and the rest of the ingredients were in the kitchen pantry. Soups can actually be a great time and money saver. Many of us "Thrifty Gals" own crock-pots so lets put them to good use. All a good soup really takes is three basic ingredients: stock (a liquid form of some kind), spices, and veggies. Meat can be optional for all of our vegetarian friends. Be creative as you let the slow cooker do the work.

Sorry, no pictures, the hubby ate the evidence!!

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