Frugal Living: Beans and Rice

A very simple way we’ve been cutting expenses around here is this. In a two week meal plan, we have each of these at least twice:

  • Breakfast for supper x 2
  • Veggie plate x 2 (Batch cooked beans from the freezer plus cornbread or biscuits)

(Southern Plate’s Hoe Cake pictured above, is like a giant biscuit cooked in your iron skillet. Easy and quick!)

Plus, eating up what we have in the pantry and freezer. Building a Good, Cheap Eats menu around things we already have. Yet, sometimes it’s nice to have a little change and a little help! From around the web, here are some frugal and simple ways to eat cheap and generally save money.

Here on Hodgepodge:

What’s your favorite frugal living, stretch your dollar sort of tip?

About Hodgepodgemom

Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos homeschooling five children. The biggest lesson she’s learned? At the end of the day – when the dishes are put away and the children are tucked in bed – truly what matters is each child’s relationship with the Lord. Raising children is a God-given privilege and, folks, the time is short.


  1. Which reminds me, I should put some beans to soak this morning. I try to remember to do it the night before. Great tips!

  2. We had black beans tonight with the hoe cake and oh, my, I love the hoe cake!! It is what biscuits always wanted to be! Thank you so much for posting the photo and link!

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