As of today, there are two weeks till Thanksgiving, when I will get a cooking break. I am tired of pizza and hamburgers and hot dogs. My family is ready for a change. I am ready to expand my skills. My clients are ready for some proof. To that end, I have challenged myself to try something new for at least 4 of the 5 cooking days in my week, to post my process from beginning to end, and to share with you the results.
- "Good and Cheap" by Leanne Brown -
an amazing cook book with tons of cheap delicious meals that are easily adaptable. Since I am trying new things, I've opened to a random page and decided that is what I am making for this night.
- A menu planner - I make my own by drawing a 7 x 3 grid on any scratch paper big enough and clean enough to read off of, but you can just search "menu planner" and find one that fits what you want.
- My digital resources - My go-to's are Checkout51, Ibotta, Snap by Groupon, for cash rebates, Flipp for ad matching, and Southern Savers for coupon searching. I'll go more in-depth tomorrow.
- My coupon binder - right now, I have 4 of the Basic kits available for sale, if you are available to pick up in the Cullman area. For everyone else, I have a guide that tells you exactly how to build and stock your own binder. I recommend my printable booklet for anyone wanting to make the most of their shopping trips at any store, and at Walgreens, Kmart, CVS, Rite-Aid, and Publix in particular.