I used to use a lot of canned beans, until I learned how much salt I was sneaking into my diet! Now I make a pound bag in the crock pot - just cover with water and simmer while I go about my weekend chores. I drain, rinse, let dry a bit, and freeze in a bag.
"Is ice hockey hard? I don't know, you tell me. We need to have the strength and power of a football player, the stamina of a marathon runner and the concentration of a brain surgeon. But, we need to put all this together while moving at high speeds on a cold and slippery surface while 5 other guys use clubs to try and kill us. Oh, yeah, did I mention that this whole time we're standing on blades 1/8 of an inch thick. Is ice hockey hard? I don't know, you tell me. Next question."