This week was a small hall
Last week we stocked up with most of the month’s supply. However, we snaged alot of our weekly items on sale.
Organic gala apples $8.99 5lbs
Organic salad 3.69 each (on sale)
(2) Greek yogurt 40 oz $2.99 (on sale)
Organic ginger 5.99
Like I said not a big trip this week; but, happy to see our normal items on sale.
Have a great week
Sodium tallowate is a true soap made by combining the fatty tissue (or tallow) of animals, such as cattle and sheep, with lye, typically sodiumhydroxide
So, in plan terms- this product(should I even call it that) is the fatty/ bone byproduct and even the entire carcasses of the commercial meat industry; and because lines of people waiting to purchase “Dead Cow, Pig, Sheep, or chicken- Fat” is well “obsolete”, it is also super inexpensive to buy.
Growing up the only pinto bean I knew was the filling for a “Taco Bell” bean burrito.
Oh how I missed out all these years.
I was first introduced to the pinto bean when my husband and I were newlyweds. I can remember him coming home with a bag of dried beans, and told me we where having that for dinner. I must have looked at him like he was nuts!! And he expected me to cook these, how?
I’ve come along way from that first dinner.
Pinto beans are now eaten at least once to twice a week in my home.
First, lets uncover this powerhouse legume.
(Legumes are plants that bear fruit in a pod)
The Pinto Bean:
This bean has been around forever. Well, around 360 million years ago!– so they say. Asia, and Africa had wild beans growing before the migration to the Americas. Therefore, when people came to the Americas,beans were alreay apart of the diet and growing wildly. In Central America, people around 5000 BC were already growing corn. They planted beans that grew on vines that could grow with the corn.
Once the beans were ready they would mash the beans onto the corn tortillas. Hints- simple burritos.
Ok enough history
1 Cup of Pinto Beans
Only 240 calories in a cup. The below items are also found in pinto beans
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B6
Now the yummy part:
- 1 bag of pinto beans
- 1 to 2 gals of water
- 1 block of sharp chedder cheese
- Onion (optional)
- Green or red chili (optional)
- Crock pot
Empty the pinto beans an a collendar, or even a clean counter will work. Remove all broken or weird looking beans.
Place beans in large bowl, cover with water. Soak beans overnight
In the morning, drain water from beans, place beans in crockpot, cover with clean water. Make sure to add plenty of water. Cook on low of approx 8 hrs.
Dinner time- add a handfull or 2 of grated sharp chedder cheese to bowl, add cooked beans , add desired amount of bean water, add optional topings such as onion,green or red chili, jalapeno, or whatever else to fit your fancy, salt to taste, and chow down……
Now, like I said before I’ve come along way from my early days of pinto-ing… yes, I just added a word to websters.
Around here we like to add some fresh flatbreads (see my flatbread video), or some homemade tortillas (video to come).
You got yourself an easy, healthy, cheap dinner.
Stay healthy friends