Saving money on food during the summer vacation can be very difficult for a number of reasons. The children might be home all day, or need to bring packed lunches and snacks if they go to day camp. And if you want to spend the day as a family outside of the house, you will all need three meals a day. This can seem like torture if the weather is hot.
Fortunately, there are several ways to save money on food during the summer. Here are some ideas.
DON’T Eat Fast Food
Pound for pound, it is a lot cheaper to make your own food at home, and it will be healthier too. Experiment in making your own healthy special sauce, or a great homemade pizza, and you can save a bundle. Continue reading
When the weather outside warms up, the kitchen can be a terrible place to be. There are many things you can do however, when it comes to cooking a nice home made meal that doesn’t require traditional stove top or oven cooking.
Learn to utilize some of the lesser heat producing equipment in your kitchen, such as the crock pot, in order to truly beat the summer heat and keep your cool while preparing a nice hot meal for friends and family.
So, how does crock pot cooking really help beat the heat?
Simply put, the crock pot in and of itself puts off far less heat when cooking than an oven or stove top.
This is the first and possibly the best reason to utilize the crock pot in your summer meal planning. Continue reading