Posts Tagged ‘crockpot’

The Verdict is Out on the Beans and Greens Recipe

February 8, 2010

As planned, we tried out the Crock Bean Soup with Kale for our weekly church potluck, yesterday. First of all, it smelled so fabulous all during church that my mouth was watering. Sometimes a dish smells a lot better than it tastes, but that was not the case yesterday. Those beans and greens were YUMMY!

One reason that I decided to try the recipe for the first time at potluck was that I knew that I had a lot of adults willing to give it a try just in case it wasn’t an especially kid-friendly meal. But, you know, I loved it so much that I don’t really mind if, when I make it next at home, we have a lot of leftovers. More for me!

Also, it was very simple to put together. I just soaked the beans overnight and Joey threw everything in the crock pot when he got up early. The beans were perfectly done by 12:30pm. Yum.

So, if you haven’t already, give this recipe a try!

P.S. Hmm…now that I’m looking at it, I think maybe my title should mention that the verdict is in. In or out, this stuff is good.

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Flylady and the Grocery Budget

February 2, 2010

Have you read Leanne’s Food for Thought: 10 Food Budget Ideas? I was so excited to see that we consistently practice 9 of them. The only tip that I haven’t used regularly is to eat beans and greens one night a week. And wouldn’t you know, Leanne provided that Crock Bean Soup with Kale recipe. So…I think I’ll pick up some kale and try out the new recipe for church potluck this week.