1 Trick to Stretch a Meal (and look super fancy)

1 Trick to Make Your Meal Go a Little Further

The easiest way to stretch a meal (and look super fancy)

This is the number one hack to make your meal and food stretch a bit

Groceries and food make up a large chunk of our expenditures. We also love having people over and love to entertain. We also don’t love having to spend a lot of money (which we don’t have) on a lot of chicken, meat or fish to feed all the people who we love having coming to our house. So its a bit of a conundrum.

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(If you are having a crowd, here are some hacks to making a feast on a budget.)

If you ever are making a meal and need to make it stretch for more people….
If you ever are strapped for money and are trying to make your main dishes go a little bit further…
If you ever need to turn a regular supper into something a bit more fancy..
this is the easiest way to do it!

Turn a regular supper into a two course extravaganza with one of the cheapest foods out there:

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5 Frugal Soups

Frugal Soups to Warm You this Winter

 

Here is the thing with frugal recipes: it really is very seasonal and regional.

There is nothing inherently frugal about a certain recipe or a food item. They are frugal if they cost less than other things. If you are in a place or position where you get certain items for cheap or free than those things are frugal for you.

 

Make it Frugal for You

 

That being said, there are certain foods and food groups which are usually cheaper and more filling than other foods. The “classic frugal foods”. The important thing is to be flexible when cooking and planning meals. If there is an ingredient that is expensive FOR YOU, then don’t purchase it. Substitute it with something cheaper or more readily available. Keep in mind the season and region that you are in when planning a meal. I also try to stay away from store-bought chicken and vegetable stocks by making my own out of scraps.

A Dime Saved Cookbook

 

With all these caveats in mind, I find that soup is usually a great, frugal food. There are some soups that use only “frugal” ingredients like the Wheat Bean and Barley soup, but there are some soups that are just cheaper than making a traditional meal. For example, the Asian Chicken Noodle Soup is cheaper than making chicken and a side dish. It uses less chicken than if you were to serve a piece of chicken to each person.

So, serve yourself a bowl of these delicious soups and don’t forget to freeze the rest so you can have a delicious lunch or supper (or breakfast- who cares?) without any work. These are all soups that I regularly make. They are all kosher (or can be easily adapted to be Kosher).

 

 

5 Delicious Soups to Make

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7 Ways to Save Money as a Teenager

7 Ways to Save Money as a Teenager

This is a guest post by Financial Wolves, a blog about making money with side hustles to help you achieve financial freedom.

While some teens are lucky enough to have their parents fund their expenses, not everyone has that luxury. From new PlayStations to the latest MJ sneakers, there are many things your parents won’t pay for.

However, you can if you start saving your money. If you don’t know how don’t worry – there are many ways that can help you save money as a teenager.

To help you learn some easy ways, we’ve come up with this short guide.

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