Do you want to save money and time in the kitchen? Well, of course! Since we are all looking for ways to save money these days, it seems that the only place left to cut back is at the grocery store. There are some products with a store label that we can save money on, instead of paying for the more popular brand. We all have to take a closer look at how we spend our grocery money.
From all the news reports we are hearing lately, it appears that U.S. consumers are not eating in restaurants quite as much as they have been in the past. So, if a good majority of us are once again finding our kitchens, we need to find ways to save on our grocery bill and still enjoy great tasting foods that are easy to prepare at home, healthy and my favorite–Quick Clean Up!!
One way of achieving this is by using a food processor. A food processor can make a gourmet cook out of almost anyone, since it does all the work for you. My favorite, is the Cuisinart. The reason being that it has the power to do heavy, sticky bread or cookie doughs, large batches of vegetables–like carrot sticks, cucumber slices, shredded cabbages and shredded parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese. It’s always so much easier to make tacos or nachos if you have the cheeses ready. Or pizzas. Having all the veggie prep done and at your finger tips makes putting together your favorite recipes a breeze. And you’ll be out of the kitchen faster. No more scraped knuckles for you! No more tears, as you chop your onions in seconds in the food processor.
A food processor should occupy a prominent place on your countertop, so it is always ready, willing and able to go to work, making wonderful creations of great food in your kitchen. Easily make chocolate chip cookie dough, every kids favorite, as it is so easily done. You can make dough ahead of time and freeze part of it. Make lovely pie crusts, chop meat, make baby food, peanut butter. Think of all the food products that you buy and then think about what you could easily make at home. By making these foods at home you will save money and you will know exactly what is in them. No worries about food recalls or questionable ingredients. And you will be able to pronounce the ingredients.
As you become comfortable using your food processor, you will find that it will save you money because of the quantities of food you can make. Also, by not purchasing processed foods loaded with poisonous chemicals, you will be eating fresher, healthier food. Stop paying for processed food in fancy packaging! Also, if food is processed, is it really food you should be eating?
Think of all the beautiful salads you can make! You can adapt any of your favorite recipes to being made in the food processor. You will try recipes that you’ve always wanted to make, but you did not want to take the prep time. You will enjoy eating at home again. The family will come running to the table to see what beautiful dishes you have created.
Let’s get the family back to the family table and have meals together again.