feastoffridaysThis is one of my husband’s favorite rainy-day meals.  Be sure to buy brown rice; you can make this with white rice, but it’s so much better with the brown rice.  That’s what HE says, anyway!


1/2 cup chopped onion

1/3 cup chopped green pepper

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1/2 cup Texas Habanero Salsa

3 cups cooked (or canned) kidney beans, well-drained   crockpotpepperjelly

One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, and keep all the juice

One and 1/2 cups water

Salt and pepper to taste – I don’t use the salt but other people do.

3 cups cooked brown rice

What to do:

Throw everything but the brown rice into your crockpot, cover, and turn the dial to “low.”

6-8 hours later, turn off the crockpot and set the table.  Just before you serve, add the brown rice.

This, and some good bread and butter, make a perfect wet-weather supper.