Edit: wow some great bean discourse in the comments! I’m going to point out two valid qualifications to this post people bring up.
I called L.L. Bean to arrange shipping of my Bean boots to them for a re sole. This is a paid service and I assumed open to anyone willing to pay for it. I was told I would need proof of purchase to qualify for this service. I bought them in like new condition on eBay years ago and have finally worn through the sole. She even told me their policy was to prevent people from re-soling "goodwill and flea market boots". But that seems insane to me since it's a paid service that ONLY they can provide! I couldn't believe what I was hearing.
Side note, I went to return a poor fitting jacket within their return window and they did a full court press guilt trip. I have been a loyal customer for decades, but after these two recent interactions L.L. Bean is dead to me.
Edit: to all you saying "Go to a cobbler", these aren't that kind of boots. These are the classic Maine Hunting Shoe and the entire lower has to be replaced at the factory with a new one. You can't just glue a vibram sole on.
Also, people are conflating this situation with people abusing the return policy. This isn't a return or an exchange. The way I see it, this is like the Toyota dealer refusing to service my Corolla because I bought it at carmax. Absolutely bats**t crazy anti customer policy.
What is a bean dad and why are people on twitter suddenly vagueposting about it?
Firstly, you can fuck that ramekin right off. Secondly use the money saved on ramekins and washing up to get me the rest of my fucking breakfast. This must be some kind of sick joke.
Edit for clarity: my issue with the ramekin isn’t the separation of the beans from the rest of the meal. If you are someone who likes to separate the bean juice from the other food stuffs then that’s fine with me. I don’t mind but you do you. My issue with the ramekin is that it fits about 9 fucking beans in it. I want at least a brimmed ladleful worth of beans or I might as well be eating a continental breakfast.
For cheap - you know the mantra from ECAH:
Buy dried beans and rice in bulk (sorry, no full recipe on the blog yet - Im still experimenting with recipes).
The idea is that meat is for flavor. This is essentially my discount ragu recipe with a lot of beans.
Fry meat. Render oil. Whatever cheap oily meats you got. Sausage, ground beef, bacon etc. We get some funky smoked belly fats here that I use.
Fry diced aromatics. Onion, carrot, celery, celeriac, leek, bell peppers, mushrooms (whatever is cheap).
Add tomato paste to the frying veg. Spike with fish sauce (my recipe would have a sodium calculator where you plug in the sodium level of your fish sauce and sausages and we work out how much to use so it's not too salty).
Add pre-soaked beans and boil it all to heck.
Optionally - throw in a can of tomatoes or discounted campbell's soup etc Acid in tomatoes stop beans from getting soft.
Simmer for hours till beans soft. Aromatics like bay leaf, star anise etc can be added. (Babies shouldn't eat star anise).
Serve over some starch (rice).
Beans, eggs and ground stuff are usually the cheapest proteins around.
I assume you in the usa - asian markets are usually cheaper.