Get Experimental In The Kitchen!

We’ve all heard our moms and grandmas tell us in the kitchen, I just made this up; No recipe, just whatever I had in the cupboard and fridge. Way to go mom and grandma for leaving us with a great piece of advice and a money saving trick.

There comes that time at the end of the week or end of the month (whenever you do your grocery shopping) that the food supply is starting to look pretty slim. When I was first on my own and faced my diminishing cupboards, I headed out to Trader Joe’s to buy some groceries that could round out a meal. The more I cooked, though the more creative I got. The more I found myself thinking, hmm..this might taste good together instead of reflexively thinking gotta go to TJ’s!

This did not happen without [huge] failures. My fiancée and I thought it would be a great idea to make peanut butter chicken. [This is a real thing, folks.] I googled it, and it looked pretty good, so we attempted it and it was disgusting. Like, so bad that we threw it away and went to In ‘n Out. You’ll have these failures, but you’ll learn from them every time. Another great tip is to google some ingredients you’re trying to get rid of and see what new recipes you can discover.

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