Saturday, January 16, 2016
Jeff and I are pretty frugal. After a not so hot show season, coupled with big relocation expenses, we are being even more frugal. The fact that we both like to cook helps a lot. I look for marked down meats whenever I am shopping. This week I scored in-store made, bulk sausage at the local market for half price... I saw dirty rice in my future! I simmered a big pot of pinto beans, cooked cowboy style, to go along with the rice. It was spicy deliciousness served with a chunk of cornbread. I enjoyed mine in my favorite bowl by Seagrove potter, Tom Gray. Not the best color choice for serving this rather yellow meal, but absolutely the perfect shape. We ate dinner while streaming a television show, and this bowl feels so good cradled in your hands, filled with warm food.
I think this meal might have cost $8 to make, the biggest expense being the slab bacon that went into the beans, but we have enough leftovers to eat another meal and probably lunch too. It also felt like a treat. This isn't a meal that is in our "regular" rotation, especially since it's bacon and sausage on one plate! You gotta splurge once in awhile, and when you do... why not bacon?