Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A few Goals for 2009-It Can Be Done

See this spread?

My yearly assignment for the extended family Christmas Party, layered bean dip. It has layers of refried beans, hamburger, salsa, onions, tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole. Wanna know the secret????????

Well, this year I am focusing on frugality and food storage so I decided to make my dip this year with mostly food storage ingredients, as far as possible. I used:

First I smooshed up the home canned beans in my food processor and spread them on the pan, then I took my home canned hamburger meat and heated it up a bit on the stove, then sprinkled it on top, then I put cannery salsa on top of that and some cheese I had frozen in my 3 month supply, then I cooked it in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees, then I topped it with green onions from my garden.....the tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole were purchased. (I figured I shouldn't go too far with my powdered sour cream.....ha)

This year I plan on sharing more ideas, successes/failures on our quest to be more frugal and work on and USE our food storage in real life ways. Happy New Year!


Patrice said...

Oh, was it ever yummy! I have a picture of it on MY blog!

Granny J said...

Looks yummy...even this early in the morning!

I notice your beans are pint size jars. Will you give me your bean canning instructions? Thanks.

Debbie said...

Wow, very impressive. I've been wanting to can my own meat and beans. I'm excited for what you are going to share with us.

Allyson said...

good use of the food storage! It was nice to see you, sorry we didn't get to talk that much! Happy new year

Lori said...

Had no clue, it was delicious! WAY to go!