March 17, 2014
Red beans are still cheap. Even better, they are delicious and as it turns out, really, really good for you. I still eat them on occasion, but rarely ever eat fried potatoes any more. Now, as adults, my family has discovered not just McDonalds, but Burger King, Taco Bell, Jack-N-the-Box, What-A-Burger, and on and on--the list of fast food chain restaurants gets longer everyday. Now, we are obese--morbidly so according to the doctor. Maybe Dad knew what he was talking about when he said, "The food they serve in those restaurants will kill you." He wasn't speaking of any particular restaurant, just lumping them all together in one large out to kill group. Unfortunately, he never bought the idea that cigarettes were harmful to your health. In 1998, he passed away due to complications brought on by years of cigarette smoking.
|When I say red beans, I really am talking about pinto beans.|
Just because I don't acknowledge that something is harmful to me, doesn't mean that it won't kill me.Donna makes really awesome red beans, maybe I'll suggest that she cook us some beans for dinner tomorrow. Without the fried potatoes and biscuits, can't go down that road, but the beans and some zucchini cornbread muffins, I could dig it.
If you want to know more about the goodness of beans, check out Battle of the Beans. 'Today' Food Editor, Phil Lempert, weighs in on the different varieties of beans and their health benefits.