A few weeks ago, I was thinking about buying this book ‘Cool Beans‘ as it’s the latest cookbook release about cooking beans. Since that’s what I plan to do more of, cook beans, I thought it would be a good addition to my cookbook array. The hardcover version runs about $22-$25. The Kindle version runs about $8.99 for me from Amazon due to the fact I’ve got some stored reward credits ($4) which can be applied to the total cost of an eBook only (not the hardcover version). I decided to rent the book from the library instead. Needless to say, Amazon came back to offer me the book at $4.99. Once I applied my Reward Credits, my final cost was .99 for the eBook version. This time I agreed and bought the digital copy because I liked the hardcover version and yes! I’m going to utilize the bean recipes.
So, it was a huge Frugal Score for me this week! Woo Hoo!
Here are some of the things I cooked up this past week: Italian Wedding Soup (with little beef meatballs, orzo pasta and fresh spinach in another one of my home-made chicken broth soups), sheet pan chicken thighs with roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts. Friday night, since its still Lent, hubby made some oven-baked fish fillets and put them into a sandwich (hamburger bun) topped off with home-made tartar sauce and pickles. It was delicious! Saturday night we had our usual flat bread veggie pizzas (spinach, red onion, mozzarella). Sunday hubby made his traditional pasta sauce, only this time he sauteed some hot Italian turkey sausage. I picked up two pounds of fussili pasta for $2 at Odd Lots and we enjoyed a perfect Sunday afternoon dinner.