Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hunger Awareness Blog Project - Day Seven: Pinto Beans Two Ways

Today wraps up a week of low-cost, high flavor meals! My Mom, Texas-to-Mexico, and I have been busy preparing meals this week that stick to a very slim budget and that follow the lines of what the average family would receive from the Capital Area Foodbank. At first I was finding it a little tough to be creative with this list:

2 cans spaghetti sauce
4 canned veggies
4 canned fruits
1 meat selection example: 1 lb. of ground beef (the Capital Area Food Bank said they receive everything from hams, chickens to pig trotters)
3 drink items (choice of lg. bottle of cranberry apple juice & or powdered milk
1 bag spaghetti or egg noodles
1 bag of beans
1 bag of white rice
1 package of jalapeno slices
1 ready-made dinner (example: Hamburger Helper)
1 bag/container of oats
1 bag of cheerios
5 lb. bag of potatoes


Dee said...

I thought those nachos were some of the best I've ever tasted. The frijoles flavor was superb! Let's hear it for non canned refritos!!

Angie's Recipes said...

Haven't had pinto beans for ages...the Texas styled pinto beans sounds very delicious and healthy.

bonnie said...

love pinto beans...great nachos..


Chef Fresco said...

mmm Nachos are the best & so are pintos. Happy cinco de mayo!

grace said...

ham-flavored concentrate. i won't lie--that sounds wonky. i won't lie--i want some now, and pintos are the perfect vehicle for it. both are excellent and filling dishes--bravo.