If you cook a lot of home-cooked meals from scratch you know how expensive it can be when you go to the grocery store.
It seems like food prices are rising by the day, and that trend isn’t likely to slow down any time soon.
Luckily, there’s a very simple way to save money on every home-cooked meal while also saving huge chunks of your valuable time: Simply cook twice the amount of every entree you prepare, then save what you don’t eat by freezing it!
Many home-cooked meals can be frozen, then thawed and re-heated at a later date without losing their flavor or nutritional value.
You can buy reusable plastic containers that’ll fit neatly into your freezer for storing your “intentional leftovers”. Then the next time you want to enjoy another meal of that entree just toss the container in the microwave or place the contents in a baking dish and heat it in the oven!
Preparing twice the amount of a dish at one time is great for two reasons:
1 – You can save money on the ingredients by buying them in bulk at Sams Club or one of the other big box stores.
2 – Cooking twice the amount and freezing what you don’t eat can effectively cut your average meal preparation time in half.
Bottom line: If you’re on a tight food budget this is a great way to save your hard earned money AND spend less time in the kitchen!
Bonus tip: This post explains how to automatically save $2 on every meal you eat in a restaurant.
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