As a busy mom, I frequently look for ways to accomplish more in less time. Cooking is an area where I can easily do this. I like to make the most of my time in the kitchen, so last night, I prepped some beans for the crock pot today.
It doesn’t take any additional time soak twice as many beans, so I soak enough to make more than one bulk dish. Last night, I soaked 1 pound of small reds, 1 pound of black, 1 pound of light red kidney beans in my larger crock pot.
This morning, I’ve got both Chili and Refried beans in dueling crock pots. You don’t have 4 crock pots in your possession? (Yes, I may have an issue with crock pots.) Not a problem. Make chili today and cook those refried beans tomorrow. Just put that helping of soaked beans in the fridge and cook ’em tomorrow. 🙂
(Looking to kick the nutrition of your refried beans up a notch? Grab some Moringa leaves from a tree and throw them in right before you put in the fresh beans.)