Cooking beans from scratch is another area that’s easy and can save quite a bit of moo-lah. I bought a pound of black beans for just a little over a dollar, cooked them in the crock pot with water until they were soft and ended up with enough beans for six meals. I used them in our Navajo tacos last week, the BBQ salad this week, and I put four bags in the freezer. A can of black beans is .68 cents around here and the bag of dry beans made at least 8 cans worth of beans. That’s a lot cheaper! And it’s not any harder to pull a bag of beans from the freezer than it is to open a can. By cooking a lot at once, it doesn’t increase your work load by much.
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