Our pastor recently challenged our congregation by saying, "Would you be satisfied if all you had to eat was beans and rice?" The next weekend, I was having a conversation with a woman from our church who mentioned that she would like to take him up on the challenge and only eat beans and rice for a week. Then, coincidentally, Crystal @ MoneySavingMom recently did a post on that very thing. This got me thinking and I did some research on beans and rice menus. If you're interested in trying this out (or if you don't have an option), check out these links:
These first two are actually different, even though they have the same name!
How to Live on Beans and Rice for a Week, Almost (from But First, We Have Coffee)
How to Live on Beans and Rice for a Week -- Well, Almost (from Biblical Womanhood)
Beans and Rice Recipes (from About.com)
I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to take up the challenge simply because I don't like beans...at all. So this would be a big adjustment for me. But I would like to start cooking with beans so I can be a little bit more normal...and perhaps lower our grocery budget even more! Let me know if you plan to take up the challenge!