4-Hour and 10-Hour Slow Cooker Charro Beans There are some days just a pot of beans and cornbread sound good. Rainy days. Chilly days. Spring days. Penny-pinching days. Beans are inexpensive, and they are nutritious. Good for the whole family. Good for babies learning to eat table food. A family can cut grocery expenses and calories easily by eating beans often and growing a vegetable and herb garden. Beans and vegetables combined make a hearty and nutritious meal. The kind of beans my family ate a lot of was green beans. My dad could eat them for every meal. I’m surprised that I still likeRead More →

Pinto beans and cornbread sounds like an easy enough meal to make in a crockpot. Right? You have to let the beans soak for hours, so why not let them soak in a crockpot on low. Sounds pretty reasonable to me. I like pinto beans (and the price of them) but tend not to think about soaking them ahead of time. I looked on Pinterest to get an idea of cooking pinto beans in the slow cooker, found a recipe that looked fairly easy, and sort of followed it. The recipe said to cook it on high for so long then on low. Well, I’mRead More →

Lentil soup always seemed quite blah to me. Then I saw a recipe with lentils, red wine, and kale. I prefer spinach over kale so I decided to try it. It was so good! The hubs loved it and requested that I make it again. I knew this recipe would stay on my recipe-favs-list. The catch is this: hubs said don’t change anything. He knows me well – I do like coming up with twists to already-tried recipes. This one is so good, however, that it’s worth fixing over and over. I hope you enjoy it!   Spinach, Chicken Sausage & Lentils Recipe Type: MainRead More →