As we start off the new year I want to cover a lot of topics on How to Save Money. This won’t be a formal series, but I do want to share with you quick and easy ways that I save both money and time.
One of my Favorite Money Saving Tips is to Buy Ahead! It’s essentially stockpiling on items like Meat, Cheese, Cereal and things you use or know you are going to use.
Last week I found Ground Beef marked down. I always try to buy meat when I find it on sale because I know I can cook it up and it will store well and be ready to go when we need it. I tend to buy Meat in bulk when I find it at a good price and I cook it up with some Onions and Salt and Pepper then I freeze it in smaller potions.
Fresh White Onion
Salt to Taste
Pepper to Taste
Chop the Onion and Grill in the bottom of your pan with Olive Oil and Salt and Pepper, when the onions become transparent Add the meat and cook on Med/High for about 30-45 Minutes.
Drain the Meat and Freeze in Individual Portions to reheat quickly!
As I am making my menu plan I know exactly how many meals I can get from the remaining meat since it’s already portioned into about 2 (Cooked) Cup Bags.
With the Cooked Beef we can make Spaghetti, Chili, Enchiladas, Homemade Pizza, Tacos, Nachos, and more! It’s one of my favorite ways to save time because I can look at my menu plan in the morning and put my meat in the fridge to thaw by dinner time, or thaw it in the microwave if I’m in a hurry!
I also do the same thing with Chicken, I’ll hopefully cover that for you soon and I’ll share how to make your own homemade Chicken Broth! Yum!