Hey there everyone! Do you feel like you go out to eat constantly? It’s a HUGE waste of money and I have to admit that we have been guilty of it around these parts. It got so bad that we were going out for 3-4 meals a WEEK. Yeah, serious laziness there. So we are putting a stop to it! I was browsing Pinterest the other day and decided that I would make more of an effort to cook meals at home. And so far it’s been a huge eye-opener for me.
Not only are we eating better foods, but I am actually enjoying the cooking process. I search for recipes using ingredients that we have – or I just search for fun meal ideas that we’d like to try. I pin everything to this board, and then if I end up making it (and liking it) I re-pin it to this board here.
So far I’ve made (and loved) two meals.
On Saturday night I prepped and started this Baked Potato Slow-Cooker Soup. My husband and father-in-law enjoyed it while watching football on Sunday. And let me tell you – it was FANTASTIC! It was easy to make and I felt so proud that I actually made it!
On Sunday night I decided to prep something a little bit more difficult. I’m working in baby steps people! I picked this Baked Ziti Recipe – I used different noodles but everything else was the same. It turned out great and we still have a TON leftover that we’ve been heating up. I am finding that prepping the night before is the way to go – because during the day things just get too crazy – which is probably why we were eating out so much before. Because it’s easier.
But, to be honest. We are saving a ton of money cooking from home – and we have a fridge stocked with yummy things to re-heat at all times. Which is great because I am constantly hungry being over 7 months pregnant! We are going to plan some nights as leftover nights but try to make easy meals as often as we can. Who knows, maybe we’ll make it a whole week without going out to eat!