The only problem that I have had with cooking from scratch is the amount of prep time it can take. Daniel & I have researched & experimented with several ways to spend less time cooking & keep our grocery budget low. This week I will be posting a few things that have worked for us, and my latest time/money saving idea.
Things That Work For Us
Having a menu plan helps us to be prepared. We know what we will eat each evening & that we have the ingredients for that item. We can plan around busy days by picking something simple & quick. We can also plan our meals based on what we have. This encourages us to use our food storage instead of purchasing new things for dinner every day.
I have never made a month of meals in one day like many people who participate in freezer cooking, but I do try to have at least one meal in the freezer at a time, just in case. If I am making a caserol type dish, I make two and freeze one. When I make rolls, I cook what we will eat and I freeze the rest to use throughout the month. It only takes a minute to make a little extra food, and it is so nice to have a few quick meals on hand.
Next- A way to keep variety in your menu with fewer ingredients.