I always found cooking to be a little intimidating and thought that it would be complicated. The extent of my cooking skills were frying an egg and making Ramen noodles. I mostly bought frozen or prepackaged foods and microwaved them. However, after getting married, I would help my wife in the kitchen. I generally get home before her, so I attempted cooking on my own. That’s when I discovered that it wasn’t rocket science. Now, I’m no Chef Ramsey but I can cook a meal and I think it comes out pretty tasty. Its really as simple as following the recipe. After a few times of trial and error, you’ll get the hang of it. I promise.
Kraft recipes has many easy to make recipes and there’s an option to search for ingredients you already have in your pantry and refrigerator and it will come up with a meal you can cook.
Another great blog to check out for affordable and easy to make meals is 5dollardinners.
One thing that I realized after I started cooking my own meals was the cost. I can make a plate of spaghetti for under $1.50, but it would cost me $8 to $12 if I were to order it at a restaurant. I just made this Chicken with Alfredo sauce for lunch to bring to work (pictured below). I used chicken thighs, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
Chicken thighs $1.49 a pound
Bell Peppers $1.19 a pound
Alfredo sauce $1.49
A package of Mushrooms $1.49 (I used ¼ of it, so $0.40)
Onions $0.59 a pound (I used ½ of it, so $.30)
Total $4.87 for 3 servings
Not only is cooking better for your wallet, its better for your health.
What low cost meals do you like to make? Leave us your recipe.