As I was draining the cooked chickpeas, a handful spilled out into the sink. I fished them out, rinsed them off, and ate them. They were tender, buttery, and absolutely delicious.
I froze most of the beans in two-cup portions, and left some in the fridge to cook with this coming week. Defrosting beans will require a bit of planning vs pulling a can out of the cupboard, but I think the savings will be worth it. I do eat a lot of beans.