Save time and money. It seems to be crying in every household today. It makes sense. We start looking at where we can save time and money, one of the places we sometimes forget about is the kitchen. Cooking takes both time and money. What if we could switch to easy cooking? What would happen if we had quick and easy rules, easy rules for lunch and an easy to maintain budget? It is really attractive to me.
We like cooking ideas that give us healthy, easy to use recipes and we are always looking for new things to add to our cookbook collection. Another thing we’ve done recently is to look again at some of the things we used to do but placed on the shelf.
Now we often use our dinnerware. Cooking on a Crock pot is easy to cook. Yes, I have a cookbook. We like the recipe for cooking on the crock pot that we offer for sale on our website (see the information box below) We also like to experiment and try out new culinary ideas. The best part of using a cookware is to save time and the fact that it allows for easy recipes for lunch. In the morning we throw it together. If we cooked with children, my son would make basketball shots with things that end up in the pot (funny but sometimes sloppy). When we return home, we set up a table and eat. Time consuming crock cooking on a pot is a great meal.
Another tool that is more beneficial to us is the food processor. Several times a year, I will cook two whole days. I pull out the food processor and cut, dice and chop. I put together healthy, easy recipes, pack them in bags and put them in the freezer. I do the whole month of cooking in one freezer. Every night for the next month, I can simply pull out a simple recipe for cooking from the freezer and it’s hot and on the table in about 20 minutes.
No, it is not as fast as serving from the dish. It requires some planning. For a few weeks before my cooking adventure I know what I need to buy in terms of meat and vegetables. I buy every sale. When my cooking days arrive, I have everything I need and I planned it, I got it for sale. I take my food processor and go to town. There is no more day-to-day thinking about what to cook and planning my month worth of meals, I save time every day and save money in the shop. My grocery purchases for a month are mainly bread, milk and eggs.
Another thing we do to make cooking easier in reality is to limit what comes into the meal. What do I mean by that? We almost always use quick and easy recipes that contain very little ingredients. My personal cookbook contains many recipes that I acquired over the years and then simplified by rewriting the recipes until they contain only four five ingredients. The less ingredients I have to worry about, the easier it is for me to collect recipes for dinner. Another important aspect is that I cook for children, so I want to make sure that these are also healthy, easy recipes.
What is the result? It’s easy to cook. Cooking that is easy in time, easy to plan and certainly easy in a pocket book. Let’s hope that there are also cooking ideas you can use.
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