Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How to save money with…budget cooking

Nowadays, the trend is to keep the costs in mind. Especially in the field of cooking you can save a lot of money with right recipes, tips and tricks. Today we are going to give you a delicious budget meal and some tips and tricks.

Spinach Sensation

Shopping list (4 persons)
400g macaroni  €0,99
750g frozen spinach €0,65
500g minced meat €1,75
1 sachet sprinkle cheese €1,15
total: € 4,54

  1. Heat the oven on 200˚C
  2. Cook the macaroni by following the instructions on the package.
  3. Fry the minced meat loose.
  4. Cook de spinach al dente.
  5. Grease the baking dish and put the minced meat in it, after this lay the spinach on top of it. Then put the macaroni in the baking dish and last but not least sprinkle the cheese over the macaroni.
  6. Place the baking dish for 35 minutes in the oven.
  7. Ping! Ready to eat. Have a nice meal!
Tips and tricks
  • Do not throw the leftovers away but freeze them in and you can use them another time.
  • Go shopping after your meal because then you are not hungry anymore and then you will buy less.
  • Do you groceries in the evening and you will probably get discount on things like bread.
  • Keep an eye on the promotions of the supermarkets every week and you will be suprised how much you can save.

We hope you can use our tips to save money when you are cooking at home.
See you next week and than we are going to talk about how to save money on Valentine’s Day!

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