Restaurants are opening back up, but many people are choosing to still eat at home. Try to cook more and take-out less. Details below, from DealDash.
Take-out after a long day or on a weekend is always tempting. However, it has always been a budget killer.breaker. With all of the uncertainty regarding restaurants lately, it’s a great time to try to cook more at home and get less take-out. This can be a tricky prospect, especially if you are a full-time worker, and even more so if you have kids that you might be homeschooling soon. Here are some suggestions from DealDash to help.
Grocery Shopping and Pantry Staples
To begin with, there’s nothing appealing about stopping at the supermarket after a long day at work. Making use of your pantry space at home can really make a difference in how often you turn to take-out instead of cooking at home. If you have everything you need to throw together a balanced meal at the end of a long day you will be more likely to go straight home instead of to the drive-through lane. Here are a few examples of things that should always be stocked in your pantry and ready to toss together to make a full and balanced meal:
- Canned goods. Canned goods are really the “backbone” of your pantry staples. You should keep a supply of diced tomatoes, soups and broth, and vegetables like mushrooms, beans, and corn. When you combine these ingredients with pasta you can create a quick and tasty meal.
- Rice and bread. White or brown rice, quinoa, tortillas, and pasta are all perfect accompaniments to canned (or fresh) veggies and a simple to prepare meat such as baked chicken or ground beef that’s browned in a pan.
- Sauces and Dressings. Dinner is nothing without flavor! So be sure to keep a variety of salad dressings, jarred pasta sauces such as marinara and alfredo. Don’t forget to also keep some ketchup, barbeque sauce, mustard, and mayo on hand as well.
Proper Cooking Tools from DealDash
Next, another thing that can help you be more eager to cook at home and spend less on take-out is having the appropriate cooking tools. Let’s face it, many of us are still using those old mismatched pots and pans from our first apartments. These are no fun to cook with, and can be difficult to clean as well. And if there’s one thing I know for sure – if something is a pain to clean, I am less likely to use it.
So do yourself a favor and get yourself some nice new cooking tools from DealDash. Begin by browsing the Kitchen and Dining category located here. You will find small appliances such as air fryers and waffle makers as well as pots and pans. Get yourself something from the Kitchen and Dining category today!
Thanks for Reading
These suggestions will help you be prepared to make dinner at home instead of getting take-out. Thanks for reading the newest blog article. I hope that you found it helpful.
If you need new kitchen tools DealDash can help you. Check out the Kitchen and Dining Category. You will find small appliances and more. Bid and save on household supplies. Have fun and happy bidding everyone!
This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.