Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Dry Vs. Canned
Seems people like either one or the other.
I stay home. That may make it easier for me to make beans from scratch.
In my internet research, I have harnessed these basic truths about beans:
Dry Beans Canned Beans
Cost less More convenient
More nutritious Much longer shelf life
No sodium More salt and no control over other added stuff
Require planning Require trip to the store (for me, anyway)
Try soaking and cooking the beans from scratch, you may be sold, like me. Simply follow the basic directions on the bag. Early last year, I invested in a 20 piece plastic storage container set. I soak an entire bag of beans at one time. After cooking until tender, I separate the beans ( about 2 cups each ) in containers to freeze.
Today I am cooking three pounds of navy beans. We a bought ham on sale last week. The $10 ham yielded five individual freezer packages. Additionally, we have a Ham roast, Ham for slicing sandwiches and one last pack in the refer I will use today in my bean soup.
I am soaking two bags of beans, planning ahead for Super Bowl. DH has requested Baked Beans and he shall have them!!!
My recipes for Pork and Beans and Baked Beans - from scratch, are in my SP cookbook. Follow the link below for the recipes: