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Beans & Rice, Ain't That Nice

March 22nd, 2010 at 06:37 pm

I have seen several references lately to the $1 a day challenge, feed yourself, or each member of the family for only $1 each day. I think that we did this one time, inadvertently. Hubby used to switch back and forth between 2 part time jobs, one in Fall, one in Spring. The Spring time one was better paying, that is after you actually received a paycheck. The way the payroll was set up, you got paid on the 15th and 30th of each month, but you were always one period behind. So when he would start out, it was an entire month before he got a paycheck. FUN! I remember one year we ate beans and rice for pretty much the whole month. I thought we did pretty well in the creative department. We had Mexican style, stirred a package of taco seasoning in, and some stewed tomatoes. Carribean, green pepper and pineapple chunks (kids really liked that one). Italian, added a little canned spaghetti sauce and grated cheese. Western, chili powder, stewed tomatoes and canned corn. I did use a little meat, but I think that 8 hot dogs could last a week, if you slice them real thin. I don't know that I would want to do it again, but sometimes you don't know what you can do until you have to!

3 Responses to “Beans & Rice, Ain't That Nice”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Some people think eating like that is punishment. I am very happy to eat such food. I like to get a leafy green vegetable with it, though.

  2. miz pat Says:

    33 years ago, when i was first married, I lived on $10 a week. Beans were and are my friends.

  3. elisabeth Says:

    Twenty years ago I would have thought "Ugh" but now I love them.

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