We’ve been making some changes in our home with regard to the food we eat over the past month. We’ve gone to drinking raw milk, eating only pastured eggs, grass-feed beef and cutting back on unnecessary snacks. There are many reasons for this choice and I will share more in the weeks to come as I journey this new frontier for our family.
But, one thing I have discovered is our food budget is being stretched – real food is more expensive. Instead of paying $2.98 for a gallon of milk, we are paying $9.99 for a gallon of raw milk. Eggs are no different – $4.69 for a dozen instead of $1.59. I have had to look for ways to reduce my food budget and one of those ways is to use more beans! Yep, that magical fruit!
I wanted to share with you two recipes I’ve been using and love. One is a recipe for Black Beans that I have adapted from eMeals and the other is for homemade refried beans. I’ve been making batches of these beans in the crock pot and then freezing them so I have a stock pile of ready made food available. They are easy to make, can be done during the day while I am doing other things and it saves us money, they taste better and are better for us! [Read more...]