The title of this post makes me laugh, ha,ha.
Ok, really, in my quest to be more frugal and save money while still feeding my family nourishing foods, I have been focusing on the legumes. I'm a pretty good cook, but when it comes to beans, things just don't work out.
First I couldn't get the right texture or flavor. After many attempts I have finally gotten that part down. But now we, or my husband and I, have other problems. No matter what I do, the after effects of the bean eating is very unpleasant.
soaked overnight, drain off the water and rinse, then cook slowly on the stovetop
soaked 24 hrs in water and an acid medium, drained and rinsed, then cooked slowly
sprouted lentils, but we don't have problems with them.
done the quick-soak method- boil 5 minutes, cover and let sit an hour, then cook till soft
added baking soda while cooking the beans
I've taken probiotics with the bean meal
The only thing we haven't done is taken beano with the bean meal.
We don't seem to have a problem with canned beans, but I've heard pressure cooking isn't all that healthy for you. Who knows?
So, if anyone has any other tips, PLEASE let me know :) Our bellies and our wallet will thank you :)
Speaking of frugality- this year I caved in and bought a fake Christmas tree. Yes, I vowed that I would never use an artificial tree, but I've come to the understanding that you never say never, because it will surely come to pass.
Anyways, it was the easiest route for us this year, and so today I went to Wal-Mart and bought the $30 prelit 6.5ft tree. Wow that thing is rinky dinky- BUT, when lit up it looks pretty good. It isn't very full and the branches don't come down low enough, but by the time we get it decorated and all, it will be fine. I'll try to get some before and after pictures so you can see what I mean.
Well, it's bed time...