Today I decided that I wanted to try something new, something that I think can only help us as a family. We (I) are going to learn how to cook with dried beans. It doesn't probably seem like a Earth shattering decision but as stupid as it may seem I have never cooked beans that didn't start in a can (except green beans). Molly has been home sick the last two days and we have been watching Doomsday Preppers from NatGeo. It has become an addiction. The first thing we realized is that while we talk about prepping we aren't really doing anything and that has to stop. So today while grocery shopping we made sure to get extra gallons of water, a small first aid kit and shelf stable dried beans. If you have any tips or great recipes I would love to hear them :) On the table is pinto, light red kidney, small red beans, and adzuki beans. The ones in the clear containers are from a local source that will also be used for planting this weekend.