Thanksgiving is a time for making joyous memories with family and friends, but it can also be a difficult time of year for keeping finances under control. With smart planning, you can celebrate Thanksgiving without breaking the bank.
You’re guaranteed at least two things after Thanksgiving dinner: Black Friday sales and lots of leftovers. You can skip the sales, but you may be stuck with the leftovers. That brings to mind the question of what you’re supposed to do with them. Do you want to eat the same Thanksgiving meal for days on end?
A few months ago, I became the owner of a new InstaPot. My husband has been an enthusiastic user, trying out lots of different recipes. I have to admit that it’s been fun for me to learn how to use it too. I’ve been learning to cook better over the past few years (does the InstaPot count?) as well as cutting back on my food spending and food waste. Time will tell if the InstaPot helps me do more of those things. But in celebration of more home cooking, I decided to put together a roundup of 101 tasty budget-friendly meals that you’ll actually want to eat.
A few years ago, you wouldn't have believed how bad I was at cooking. I didn't even know how to sauté onions! Not only that, I wasn't really interested in learning how to either. It's not that I don't like eating (I do!), but the process of cooking didn't appeal to me. I could just go to the store or a restaurant to buy whatever food I wanted when I wanted it, right?
At the start of last year, I resolved to myself to eat healthier and get into better shape for my wedding. I joined a barre studio using a coupon deal and started eating a low-carb diet. While I found great alternatives for most carb-laden food, I have a sweet tooth and wanted to finish my evenings with a dessert. This post of the 50 best keto desserts came about from looking for alternatives to my favorite sweet treats.
Earlier I posted about learning how to start cooking. Now I want to follow-up with another cooking-related post sharing my experience using a meal kit delivery service and helping you decide if it’s right for you. Meal kit delivery is a booming business right now.
Have you ever looked a picture of a delicious edible and wanted to make it, only to give up after reading its ingredient list? Or shown up to a potluck with some store-bought chips and dip, only to wish you could have brought the handmade entree sitting spotlight on the communal table? I used to be that person who gave up on recipes and brought sides to potlucks but not anymore.