Thursday, September 25, 2008

Beans And Rice...Are Nice

There was a song about bean and rice that I remember from when I was young. It went...beans and rice, beans and rice...are nice. That's it. I think it was one of those public service information spots that was supposed to teach kids about nutrition. I guess it worked because I still remember it and I am eating beans and rice.

In my attempt to eat everything in my fridge and pantry I have gotten down to the canned goods. That means refried beans. And what can I eat with the beans? Yes, I have rice. I even have cheese, chips, and flour tortillas so lunch and dinner will be good for the next couple of days. I don't eat beans too often because, well, they don't really like me (you know...gas) and because it takes too long to eat a whole can. I'd say it takes 4 days of eating beans to get rid of a whole can. I just can't eat beans that many days in a row but every once in a while I will try.

Growing up (and even now) there were always bean leftovers getting green and fuzzy in my mom's fridge (sorry mom, I'm telling your deep, dark secrets). I try very hard not to let anything turn in to a science experiment at my house (ok, the freezer food-sicles I just threw away don't count!). Beans are a challenge for me but I am determined to eat them before they get green and fuzzy. If only my cat liked beans...

So, while our government is trying to figure out how to deal with the messy economy, I will save my pennies, pay down my mortgage, live below my means and eat beans and rice because that is that slow but sure way to prosper in the end.

6 comments:

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-couldn't agree more-cheap and cheerful, tasty and filling!!

Sallie's Niece said...

You could try making a Mexican five layer dip - those are awesome! Any parties coming up this weekend to bring it to?

Lizzie said...

Daizy for President!

change is a good thing said...

I love beans and rice too! And it's pretty darn good for you too. I love the pantry clean out.

move to portugal said...

Beans and rice works for me...although I am glad there's an ocean between us while you're eating them..lol

Daizy said...

You guys are too funny! (I'm from California...we say "you guys" even if you all are gals).

If I could only figure out how to make that Taco Bell meat I could make tasty Mexican Pizzas at home with my beans. Maybe I'll have to get a job there to get their secret recipe.