When someone says to me “I need to start living more frugally-where should I start?” my answer is always the same. “By cooking from scratch at home!”
I am a big fan of cooking. I like the fact that it not only saves money, but provides my family with more nutritious and healthy choices than eating prepackaged or restaurant food. I enjoy the process of cooking-the little tasks like chopping, the scents and sounds of things bubbling away on the stove, the bonding time with the kids when they help. And I use cooking and meals as a very visible and visceral way to show my family that I love and care for them.
Cooking takes time and effort, it’s true. But there are things you can do to make your time in the kitchen run more smoothly and efficiently. The easier it is for you to cook, the more likely you are to keep doing it! That’s why I thought that the Cooking Connections virtual cooking school class on “Creating an Efficient Kitchen” was such a great fit for the Frugal Upstate audience.
Creating an Efficient Kitchen is hosted by Jodi Grundig (Mom’s Favorite Stuff), Sommer Collier (A Spicy Perspective) and Tricia Callahan (Once a Month Mom). During the class, we all will share tips and tricks on topics ranging from efficient grocery shopping to creating delicious and inexpensive meals to stockpiling food and freezer meals. Join me and these knowledgeable foodie moms in TheMotherhood to transform the way you operate in the kitchen!
The class is being held next Wednesday, February 16th at 1pm EST on TheMotherhood. Here is the link to the page where the class will be held: http://www.themotherhood.com/talk/show/id/62133. You will need to register for a free account to take part in the chat, but don’t worry, it’s painless 🙂
Of course this isn’t the only class they are offering in the Cooking Connection Series, so make sure you check out the registration page for all Cooking Connections classes:
This post has been sponsored by ConAgra and TheMotherhood.