“Rice and beans” are go-to budget foods.
I love that we have long evenings in the summer After dinner I still had time to finish my plans for the chicken. When it had cooled I pulled the meat from the bones, added some rice, black beans, corn, shredded cheddar and taco seasoning. Mixed it all together and filled 28 tortillas. I got this idea from Tammy (http://www.tammysrecipes.com/freezer_friendly_bean_and_rice_burritos)
I wrapped the burritos in foil and store in the freezer.
I love these burritos as a quick meal or snack and I try to always have some on hand in the freezer. Since they do not mess up the foil, each time I eat one I smooth the foil and save it for the next batch. I think I get 3-4 uses out of every sheet.
I recycle the zip-lock bag the tortillas came in by using it as a freezer bag for the burritos.
When I want to eat one of these tasty and filling burritos, all I have to do is pull it from the freezer and warm it up in the toaster oven for about 20 minutes.
Tomorrow I’ll conclude this series by enumerating my frugal ways.