Vanilla Orchid - Have you tried the Happy Herbivore brownies? They are delicious - I have to bake them quite a bit longer than the recipe says to get them the right texture.
Thanks for the ideas everyone. I didn't realize cooked rice would freeze well. Think I will try some cooked rice with some frozen veggies and some spices in the same foodsaver bag. That would fit the bill perfectly!
I did make the black bean brownies in Happy Herbivore, and did not like them. I have not tried the other brownie recipe in that book but will do so today or tomorrow. and see how I like it. My current favorite brownie recipe (because it's so easy, and also soo good) is as follows:
1 package of Dr. Oetker chocolate cake mix
1 can (15 oz or so) of creamed corn
Mix in a food processor.
Pour into an 8"X12" pan--use some cooking spray if it's glass or metal, or use a non-stick pan if you have it). Bake 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
This is a vairation on Mary McDougall's recipe. She uses a can of pumpkin, and the result is good, but more like a cake than a brownie. I have also used pureed prunes in place of the pumpkin. That gives a fudgier result, but is very sweet. The corn still gives a fudgy brownie texture, and is less sweet than the prunes, so that's my favorite. Try it and let me know what you think.