During a recent hotel stay, I was startled out of bed by a fire alarm blaring above my head. The hotel was evacuated and fire department was there within minutes. All because an employee burned popcorn in the staff break room. That got the other guests and I talking: what are some foods you just shouldn’t eat at work?
I feel like a fraud. As someone with a weekly food post, you may be surprised that I lack any ability to prepare a meal. While the Food Finances Friday Feature often shares tips on saving money by preparing meals at home, as someone who lacks the skill I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how one can prepare meals for home or work that require little if any preparation. Here are some healthy and inexpensive foods you can eat even if you don’t cook.
If you are thinking about small changes that can save you a lot of money over time, consider some of the recurring purchases you make. Something as inexpensive as a cup of coffee could be costing you thousands of dollars over time. How much is coffee costing you?
In 2017 the average American household spent $3,365 eating out. My family of 5 spends less than $100 per person per month on food, which is far less than average. My number includes eating out, so I never kept separate account of how much we spent at restaurants. So I was curious: how much did my family spend eating out in 2018? How do our numbers compare to yours?
Christmas is almost here. The stress and excitement are reaching a crescendo. When the big day arrives I want to spend the morning with my children, not in the kitchen. In fact, I don’t like to cook at all on Christmas. It’s one of only 3 days of the year I take a day off from cooking. So I make breakfast the night before and pop it in the oven first thing in the morning. Here are some ideas for easy breakfasts you can make at home for your family on Christmas, or any day.
Okay, there’s no such thing as hosting a stress-free dinner. But we’re hosting Christmas this year and I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how I can make it as stress-free as possible.
‘Tis the season for parties. Whether you will be hosting or attending a get-together, chances are you are thinking about the food. It’s the most important part of any occasion. Here are 8 foods you can bring to any party that are sure to be crowd pleasers, and 3 things to leave at home.
Whether you don’t want to spend the money, prefer to have control over your ingredients, or have 3 small children who can’t sit still for 30 minutes, it’s good to be able to enjoy a good meal at home. Here are 3 of my favorite restaurant dishes that are easy to re-create at home.
Now that Thanksgiving and the food coma have passed, what do you do with the fridge full of leftovers? Eat them of course!
Continue reading Thanksgiving Leftover Hacks and Ideas
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Where did 2018 go? Every family has its way of making this gustatory holiday meal come together. Usually everyone has their own special dish that they bring to the table. In our family, my voluntold contribution to the spread is mashed potatoes. As everybody knows you can’t have Thanksgiving without them. Here is how I have perfected the most important part of any holiday meal (sorry turkey). The perfect mashed potatoes and green beans. Continue reading How to Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes