Beans and rice
2 cups rice
4 cups water
4 cups pinto beans (I had those in the freezer, I had made them in the crockpot from scratch)
a package of baby carrots cut into small pieces ( I only bought those as Jesse asked for them)
one red pepper diced ( they were .33 cents at Sprouts)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning ( received from a blog post)
Combine all ingredients in a big pot and bring to a boil. Then simmer for 30 minutes. You can use other veggies or beans for a different taste. I like to eat my beans and rice with guacamole and salsa-see my post on how I got those for free Wholly Guacamole
The beans and rice reheat well in the microwave the next day to use up left overs.
Through my frugal ways, we have saved up enough money so Michael can go to Haiti. Our church-Cottonwood church supports an orphanage Heartline and Maranatha Childrens Ministries. Cottonwood church also raised money for a well in Haiti. In June Michael will be going with some members of the church to Haiti to do some more work for these above ministries. Our church can use your support in prayer as they are going to an unstable and dangerous country.Getting people to pray for them is their main priority.
If you wish to give a money donation to help you can fill out the card and mail a check to Cottonwood Church, 4041 Barbara Loop SE , Suite B, Rio Rancho NM 87124. Or if you have PayPal you can go to www.cottonwoodchurch.com and click on giving and follow the directions. Just make a sure to put "Mike Pittman to Haiti" on the "purpose line when it comes up.
Here is also a link to my pastor's Haiti experience