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11/5/08 8:50 A

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thats great. I like to take salads with tuna a couple of days a week to help get the salt out of me so some beans that I controlled the salt on are a wonderful alternative.

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11/4/08 8:26 P

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should keep for about a week. If you go ahead and make some of them up into 'salads" the vingear will hold them a wee bit longer.

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11/4/08 9:12 A

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How long they keep in the frige? a week?

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--4/25 Road Ends Trail 1/2
--5/1 Kenosha, WI Cheesehead Marthon
-6/5 Sunburst Hall of Fame to Notre Dame marathon, IN
-Rest...then figure out more
-10/10 Towpath Marathon
-12/5 Dallas Whiterock Marathon
-12/13 Run like the Dickens 10k
-12/31 New Years Resolution 8k-try for a 4peat

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11/3/08 6:46 P

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I keep different beans cooked up and stored in the fridge to throw into salads or dishes. It's a fast way to add fiber.

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11/3/08 2:02 P

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Ok, it seems easy enough. I will try it this weekend and make some bean soup from dry to know what to expect.

Thanks!

Any good recipes for beans other than soup? I like black beans and mexican'ish things...

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Upcoming 2010 Races:
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--4/11 Martian Marathon
--4/25 Road Ends Trail 1/2
--5/1 Kenosha, WI Cheesehead Marthon
-6/5 Sunburst Hall of Fame to Notre Dame marathon, IN
-Rest...then figure out more
-10/10 Towpath Marathon
-12/5 Dallas Whiterock Marathon
-12/13 Run like the Dickens 10k
-12/31 New Years Resolution 8k-try for a 4peat

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11/3/08 1:45 P

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well I give up - I'm not sure why it's turning the whole message into a link emoticon

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11/3/08 1:39 P

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Yes you can freeze the extra, but they may need some more fluid when thawing so they would probably freeze best in something like chili, bean soup, etc. (think about the dishes you see in the freezer section of the grocery)

I prefer pinto beans for refried, but that's probably because that's what I've grown-up with.

www.vegancoach.com/how-to-cook-beans
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Pictures on cooking beans. But if I'm going to use them in soup or chili, and forgot to soak them the night before THEN I rinse them really well, pick through them and toss them in the crockpot with a lot of beef broth or water and let them cook on low for 8-10 hours. They will be soft enough to eat, but not mushy at this point. If you use water, then you can use them in other dishes and they will stand up to some additional cooking in other dishes. HEADS UP! I would do this the first time when you're home so you can gauge just how much water your crockpot may need - you'll be able to add more water if needed as you watch them.

check out the recipes (fudge from pinto beans) at

cahe.nmsu.edu/pubs/_e/e-213.pdf

let me know how your beans come out!

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11/3/08 11:59 A

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Well, with trying to cut food costs and the amount of sodium I eat I would like to use dry beans more. So here goes:

-Can I freeze the extra?
-What kind do I use for refried beans?
-how long do they have to soak before I can cook them and then how long do I cook them?

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--4/11 Martian Marathon
--4/25 Road Ends Trail 1/2
--5/1 Kenosha, WI Cheesehead Marthon
-6/5 Sunburst Hall of Fame to Notre Dame marathon, IN
-Rest...then figure out more
-10/10 Towpath Marathon
-12/5 Dallas Whiterock Marathon
-12/13 Run like the Dickens 10k
-12/31 New Years Resolution 8k-try for a 4peat

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11/3/08 11:35 A

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this will work - what's your question

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11/3/08 11:20 A

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I have bean questions. Do you want it here or is there another I don't see?

Don't set your limits until you have tested them...

Upcoming 2010 Races:
--2/14 Birmingham, AL Mercedes Benz full
--4/11 Martian Marathon
--4/25 Road Ends Trail 1/2
--5/1 Kenosha, WI Cheesehead Marthon
-6/5 Sunburst Hall of Fame to Notre Dame marathon, IN
-Rest...then figure out more
-10/10 Towpath Marathon
-12/5 Dallas Whiterock Marathon
-12/13 Run like the Dickens 10k
-12/31 New Years Resolution 8k-try for a 4peat

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11/1/08 12:10 P

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Hot Dog! Finally back up into the low 70's and dang I've come down with a cold. Trees have lots of color to them now so I'm hoping for a ride in the mountains if I can get to where I feel better.

Besure to post to the Monthly topic idea - I would love to have some new ideas for the holidays.

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10/28/08 6:47 A

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Christie, that's the kinda weather I like or else highs in the 70's - heck, I can even go with lows in the 50's! I'm in East TN and it's flurrying outside this morning. Don't get me wrong - I love snow if we get enough to play in, but I could do without cold weather and rain.

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10/27/08 9:06 P

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I'm in Florida so being in the low 80's is awesome, not too much sweat and we can workout without passing out. We have been getting into the low 60's at night and it feels so good.

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SEAMYST's Photo SEAMYST Posts: 554
10/27/08 8:57 P

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got to agree about Mon. getting off to a slow start. I think my family and I get so relaxed by Sun., but then have to dig back into the routine of the week.

Part of it today for us is colder air moving in. We're down in to the low 50s for a high and tomorrow is only supposed to be a high in the upper 40's.

yes, I know it's all relative to where you live, but it moved in so quick!

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Hello My Friends,

Hope all is well and that you had an awesome day!

Welcome new members!

Today was a bit of a bust for me, I do not know what it is about Monday's, but I am wiped out all day long. I am ready for a good night sleep and the start of a new day tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of your night and sleep well.

We Can Do All Things By His Strength

God Bless You,
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10/11/08 8:26 P

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I think they got the mail problem solved.

the link is www.yahoogroups.com and do a search on Friendly Freezer - you will need to have a yahoo log-in, but you don't have to use the email that comes with it to use the groups. Just join the group.

www.30daygourmet.com/ is the other. Some of it you can get into and some you have to have purchased their basic cookbook. The newsletter is free and usually includes a recipe that's in the locked area.

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10/8/08 9:58 P

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I'm not getting Spark people email notices today and I know of at least one other sparkperson who said the same thing.

Seamyst can you post the links here so we can click on them and go to those sites?

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I'm ready for cooler weather. We dipped down to the upper 60s today, but are headed back up and should be in the 80s by the weekend. Still warm enough that I'm not much in the mood for hot food, but I am starting to get tired of salads, plus the tomatoes and things are moving out of season.

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ChefAtHeart is looking at merging her Leftover and freezer group with this one. I agree with her, but had emailed her some links privately that now look like the rest of you would want from what I'm reading from old posts.

Yahoogroups - Friendly Freezer - a very active group, files of recipes, not always freezable - but ideas I swiped to make our holidays easier by using the freezer and crockpot.

www.30daygourmet.com has a newsletter with some free recipes for volume freezing. They also sell some collections, but there's enough free stuff has you go along to make it worthwhile without buying. I bought the intro how-to book many years ago to get the forms and do not feel like I wasted my money. The purchase also gets you into the "protected" areas.

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