Do you have the right ingredients for cooking the family meal tonight? Or have you just walked into the kitchen wondering what you are going to cook and feeling like it is just another chore to tackle? This is how so many people feel because their lives are so full and busy. The last meal of the day is the one last thought on their mind, until it is time to prepare.
Now comes the biggest challenge. Will you serve up a scrumptious healthy meal that may take another hour of your precious time, or will you opt for the quick and easy packet meal, or perhaps reach for the phone and ring for delivery!
There is a solution. It is not one you can do for tonight's meal but it is a solution to the next months worth of meals. A lady by the name of Candace Anderson is the author of 'Frugal Mom's Guide to Once a Month Cooking.' She lays out a plan where you spend one day a month cooking and preparing for the next 30 days.
If that sounds daunting, it's not, because she explains everything so easily and step by simple step. Not only does she provide you with over 70 recipes to cook, but she guides you from the shopping list to the freezer labeling. This way you are shown how to save time and money. If you have children old enough to help in the kitchen, you can spend one day a month teaching them how to be frugal and productive too.
Imagine every month not having to think about what you are going to do for dinner. Look at the list on your freezer for the day's 'take-out' and you're done.
There is one more thing that is different to so many menu plans. How many times have you bought a beautiful cookbook only to find that half the ingredients you have never heard of, let alone know where to buy them? These recipes come with ingredients for you and me. Ones you can find in your local store and ones for 'frugal moms', so they don't cost a small fortune. What a bonus that is. You won't be spending your shopping day looking for an ingredient that doesn't seem to exist.
This is the best plan I have followed and having ready-cooked meals ready in the freezer is a very comforting feeling. The every night challenge of choosing a healthy recipe can be a simple solution now.
Patricia Harris knows what it is like to be a busy mom and cooking for a family every night. If you want to know how to become a frugal mom with Once A Month Cooking.