Is there anything more exciting than a first day of school? It's Violette's first day of Pre-school!!
Sam is in Montana with his Grandparents so his first day of 1st Grade will be next week.
10lb bag bought for $10.00 in Odessa, TX at Albertsons. We soaked 3lbs of beans which made 1 batch of refried beans and 12 pints of canned pinto beans. My math shows we can make 36 pints of pintos and 3 batches of refried beans (which is equivalent to 6 cans) out of 9 pounds of beans. We find a pint is about equal to a 15oz can so this replaces 36 cans of pintos and 6 cans of refried beans. These cans cost roughly $0.69 at Aldi so with 42 cans the cost is $28.98. Let's just round off and say the savings is $20.
The BIGGER savings is 42 metal cans that would need to be recycled. I'm big into recycling but I believe the more important thing is to REDUCE our intake and with this process we are only throwing away one plastic bag and reusing our jars over and over. This makes me feel better than saving $20.