The rice and beans are bomb. Toss in whatever veggies you have fresh or frozen and stir it all around like a casserole. We could eat it every day, really. Then during the winter months we had down to the library after dinner for a cup of coffee and popcorn while reading the newspaper in front of their fireplace. Yes, libraries in Iowa have fireplaces.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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