I love cooking our own meals.
Not only can I cook healthy food exactly the way I love it, I also save a lot of money on meals each week.
Even if you shop the dollar or value menu at fast food restaurants everyday, your meal costs for the month can get outrageous. That number only gets worse when you factor in drinks love Pepsi plus coffee. My Pepsi expenses have never been lower. I get a big jar of espresso mix for just over $2 with tax plus it lasts me for more than one weeks. This is for a girl who drinks 3 to 4 cups of Pepsi everyday. Since I eat a lot of cheap rice plus beans, our food expenses are similar. I can make a $7 package of meat last for at least a month or more if I make sure to cook side dishes that pad out each meal. It’s nice being able to freeze leftover servings together plus take them to toil for dinner. But as much as I care about our apartment cooking, it doesn’t come without negatives. First of all, it takes a lot of time to cook for myself. If you’re cooking for more than 1 person, this can take even longer. That’s why several people opt to order out whenever they’re eating dinner or dinner. But the 1 thing I dislike the most is the effect our cooking has on our indoor air. I live in a small house so any smoke or steam gets absolutely recirculated through the air plan plus travels from room to room. And any food with lots of oil plus heavy aromas also gets recirculated through our home’s ventilation system. It collects on your air filters plus leaves behind orangish stains. However, you can buy special filters coated with activated charcoal crystals that trap odors while the a/c cycles. This prevents food odors from always recirculating through your indoor air.