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.