The year is winding down and so is this series. However, I still have two great topics that I want to share with you. The first one which I am focusing on this month is saving money on your grocery bill by learning to make your favourite restaurant and take-out foods at home. Everyone enjoys eating out from time to time but boy can your grocery budget take a hit. As our family has grown so has the cost whenever we decide to eat or to pick up take-out. We are now at a point where we only eat out at restaurants a handful of times a year if that. I have noticed during these times too that the food doesn’t taste as good as it used to. Is that just me or have others found the quality of food at restaurants has declined as well?
Regardless of the taste making the food at home is not only cheaper than eating out but it is healthier too. Plus, you have the benefit of tweaking the taste to just what you like best. I think it is pretty safe to say that just about any meal can be made at home now a days and that finding a ‘copycat’ recipe is simple thanks to Pinterest. If you are not up for cooking all of the food yourself check out the frozen section at your local store. We love to pick up some frozen spring rolls in order to eat with fried rice. It’s a compromise that saves us some time but still saves money over eating out.
Below are some of our favourite take out foods that we have learned to make at home over the years. If you have a favourite that I haven’t mentioned here please share it in the comment section.
I am blessed to be married to a man who is an awesome cook of Indian food. We often eat chicken curry, pork curry, beef curry, dahl, chutneys and many other vegetable curries. Unfortunately, I have no recipe links for them 🙁 I will try to do some posts in the future with the recipes.
Do you have a favourite copycat recipe?