I know many of you are too far away to attend a Meal Planning 101 class of mine, but know the incredible power of cooking at home.
Not only are you more in control of ingredients put into the food your family eats, but you can adjust easily for taste and food allergies.
Here is the biggie: eating at home saves a ton of money!
I am doing a series (10 part so far) on basic cooking tips … it starts next week.
Just a few thoughts…
- How to make vegetable/beef/chicken stock
- How to make Roux base for white sauces and to thicken soups/stews
- How to make Brown gravy – great for MANY different things
- No Fail Biscuits – a frugal way to stretch leftovers
- Brownies from scratch – to avoid $2-3 box mixes, with variations
- Buttercream frosting – easy and perfect for those cakes/cupcakes
- Risotto, elegant and easier than you think
- Pie Crust — for meat and/or fruit pies
- Basic Muffin Mix – great to add random fruit/nuts to for baking
- Pizza Crust – enough said!
I hope you jump aboard this new Thursday series with me — and I would welcome any other ideas you might have.