Saving money by saving food

As Jeremy said he isn't a fan of leftovers, so often times food gets thrown out. Awhile ago I would just make the whole recipe of something, and whatever we didn't eat that day or as left overs later would get thrown out, which would be a lot! One day something just clicked and I thought, why am I making a whole pan of something, when my family doesn't even eat half of it? What a waste of food! So I have started just making half of the recipe. Or where the recipe permits I make the whole recipe and put half in a small pan, and the other half in a disposable pan from the dollar store and cover it and put it in the freezer. It takes as much work to make a full recipe as it does a half, so why not make it all and have some in the freezer for later. If the whole recipe wouldn't work well in the freezer I do the parts I can that will freeze well, like the meat, sauces, beans and things like that, and put them in a freezer bag, and write on it what recipe it's for and what's in it. So I challenge you to stop throwing away so much food and save yourself some money while you do it.

2 comments:

Cori January 27, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

I am a huge fan of freezer meals. As many things as I can I double the recipe and put one in the freezer and one in the oven. I can't remember the last time I made 1 batch of lasagna,enchiladas, taco meat, or even soup. Now All I need is a place that has room for a 2nd freezer. Not only is it a money saver but a time saver for us busy moms!!

Erin January 27, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

i froze some of our dinner tonight, we had shepherds pie, and i froze some of the meat, tomato sauce, and veggies. i love having stuff in my freezer that can be pulled out on a moments notice, whether it is for us or for someone else