Freezer cooking · Slow Cooking

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

I always try to straighten the freezer while putting groceries away after each shopping trip. Doing so, keeps it from becoming a monumental job once or twice a year. Last week, I discovered that I didn't have any more packages of cooked pintos beans. That meant it was time to break out the slow cooker. I… Continue reading Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Freezer cooking · Meal-Prep

Easy Batch Cooking Brown Rice

More and more of the meals I am preparing these days have rice. I am mostly serving brown rice for the whole grain benefits, usually as an accompaniment to the meal, but sometimes as an ingredient. In the past, I hated cooking rice! It took a long time to cook, and invariably I would get distracted and… Continue reading Easy Batch Cooking Brown Rice

Food · Meal-Prep

How To Easily Avoid Food Waste

With the cost of groceries continually on the rise, I HATE food waste! Yes, we were guilty of throwing away a tremendous amount of spoiled (or soon to spoil) food. I just didn't realize how much until I started paying more attention to the waste. It's just the two of us here, so sometimes it's difficult… Continue reading How To Easily Avoid Food Waste