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“I remember, when I was 8 years old or so, asking my great grandmother what it was like to live through the Depression,” she says. Her grandmother had responded that they ate a lot of oatmeal, a lot of pickles, and sometimes, an orange with a peppermint stick as a big treat. “There were bleak moments in late March, early April,” Randall says, that “I did not want oatmeal again, and I would think about my great grandmother, and think: We know how to do this in our family.
Beans are my reset food, when I need something good enough and easy enough and healthy enough and I just want a break from planning meals. Brothy or spicy or refried. With cornbread, or rice. or chips or tortillas or potatoes. Beans, beans, they're good for your heart, the more you eat, the more you like em. When I lived alone I'd cook enough to last a few days, when they were done I'd be ready to cook other food again.