This meal is super easy to make and tastes delicious. At about $.50 a serving not bad for a quick meal.
You will need the following to make sausage, beans, and rice
- pkg smoked sausage
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
- 2 cans chilli beans
- 2 -8oz cans of tomato sauce
- 2 lb package of rice
these spices are extra if you cannot afford them leave them out but if you have them, they enhance the flavor immensely.
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 2 stalks celery diced
- a teaspoon of each basil and oregano
First take your smoked sausage.
Cut it into chunks and then place it in your skillet over medium heat.
Time for flavoring. You can cut up half an onion and add to skillet.
Dice up 2 stalks of celery and add to your skillet.
Continue cooking over medium heat until your vegetables are soften.
While that is simmering, you can make your rice. We usually eat brown rice, we have 5 gallon buckets full in the basement. But we were given this rice and decided to use it, was very good with the meal. We mixed up the whole bag according to package directions. The secret to non sticky rice is to not stir it once it is boiling. Do a quick stir when first mixing it with water and then after that just put the lid on to simmer and leave it alone until serving time. After the meat and veges are cooked, add your 2 cans of diced tomatoes, 2 cans of chilli beans, and 2-8oz cans of tomato sauce.
I like to add a teaspoon of oregano and basil, but skip this step if you do not have it.
Stir until combined and continue cooking over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Serve over rice–delicious.
This recipe is enough for two meals for our family. You can freeze the sausage, beans and tomatoes mixture if you were not able to eat all of it at a time.
bag of rice $1
2 cans diced tomatoes $2
2 cans chilli beans $2
2 cans tomato sauce $1
total cost about $10
total servings 20
cost per serving $.50
With 12 of us celebrating birthdays throughout the year, we pretty much have one for every month to celebrate. Our 8-year-old daughter is the fortunate one to enjoy her birthday on the 1st of July. She is the lucky recipient to enjoy “Daddys’ awesome fireworks show.” My husband enjoys the 4th of July holiday more than any other holiday during the year. The excitement and anticipation of fireworks and seeing the joys of the childrens’ faces is what gets him excited. He is a good Daddy. Here are the highlights of a plain and simple birthday party in summer.
we started off by riding go karts around the yard. The 8-year-old was taught to drive the go-kart herself this year.
here she is chasing her 17-year-old brother on his Odyssey.we did a water balloon toss game, and our daughter diligently filled up 200 water balloons for this occasion. By the way my daughter is wearing our bathing suit…they are made by wholesomewear.com a wonderful durable bathing suit. I love them.here are the 1,2, and 3 year olds getting into the water balloons
On the menu: macaroni and cheese, baked beans, and………
hot dogs cooked over a Dakota hole fire—very cool google this idea
fresh fruit blt chicken salad veggie pizza a homemade water slide fondant cake made by big sister
We then made a treasure hunt, that sent the girls around the yard looking for clues. One example of a clue was…..in the tree that Tarzan swings from you will find me……..(we have a willow tree). We did 6 clues and that seemed to be sufficient for them.
In the end they found a box filled with glow sticks,(for our fireworks show)bubbles, candy, slap bracelets, and silly string……which they decided to get the older siblings while they were driving the go-kart.
My 15 and 20-year-old, yeah better not get mom…………..Then on to more games…….. Our neighbor gave us a refrigerator box this week out of the blue and it worked out to be a blessing. We found some paints in the garage and came up with a homemade bean bag toss game.We made the “bean bags” out of felt squares and rice.Next, we made a homemade pinata. The children really enjoyed making that this week.
Dad brought out the potato gun to shoot. Another great fun family project.
Here is the 8 year olds first time shooting. Then to top it all off fireworks!! This was our first year in…….forever…….that we all got to sit outside and enjoy. We usually have a little one that does not enjoy the noise. But this year everyone stayed for the whole thing, it was beautiful.
Thank you for a fun weekend Daddy! and Happy Birthday to my daughter Jadyn, truly a girl after God’s own heart. We love you.