Our food storage item this week is the bean.
No, not that kind (although I do love that kind. He’s hugely popular chez moi.) This kind:
In case you are thinking “what the heck do I want a bunch of beans for? I never eat them!” then I have just the thing for you. I got this great book on amazon. All you ever wanted to know about beans, featuring some yummy recipes. All for about $20. It’s no good having a bunch of stuff that you don’t know how to cook in your food storage.
You ought to get a mixture of dried and canned beans. Get a variety or just stick with the kinds you always eat. This is a great excuse to try some varieties that you’ve never used before. For today let’s consider lentils to be beans too, even though they’re technically legumes. Maybe get some chickpeas to try your hand at homemade hummus (ridiculously easy! But you need a can of tahini for that as well.)
Get one bag of dried beans or three cans per person (or a combination of the two) in your family
3 thoughts on “Preparedness Week 3–Beans, Beans the Magical Fruit”
YES! Beans! We do love them here… and they’re so full of protein as well as excellent for filling up hungry munchkins! Adding them to the list now!
I bought a case of black beans yesterday (to go with my whole-grain rice). I have several one pound bag of dried beans, but I’ve never figured out how to cook them that doesn’t take ages, and end up tasting yucky. Suggestions?
You actually LIKE Mr. Bean. He makes me decidedly nervous.