Hungry Savers Series with Money Saving Journey

Hungry Savers Series with Money Saving Journey

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Welcome to my Hungry Savers Series, every single week I’m going to be bringing you another fantastic blogger, one whos as passionate about food and saving money in the kitchen as I am! I’ve asked them a series of questions that they’ve answered honestly. You can check out the 7 responses below and if you fancy checking them out click here! If you’re a blogger and want to take part in the Hungry Savers Series, then please get in touch. This weeks instalment is from Money Saving Journeys.

 

These are the questions asked:

Tell us about your blog

Money Saving Journeys is all about debt busting, money saving, money making and travelling on a budget.  My name is Kerry and I am a wife and mum to two teenage boys.  We are a family who love to travel and take pleasure in finding ways to save and make money to allow us to travel more.

What supermarket do you prefer and why? 

I love Aldi as I find it really good value for money.  However, a Lidl is currently being built close to where I live, so I am looking forward to trying them out when it opens.

We are lucky to have a number of shops close to us which allows us to shop around easily, so although we do our main shop at Aldi, we do get certain items from Iceland, Tesco and Poundland too.

3 money saving tips for the kitchen

  1. Meal Plan – this saves so much money and stops you buying random items at the Supermarket.  It also has the added advantage of organisation – you will always know the answer to the question ‘what’s for dinner?’
  2. Batch Cook  – batch cooking saves money on gas and electricity.  Rather than putting the oven on to cook just one dish, why not prepare two or three and put them all in together.  You can pop the other dishes in to the fridge or freezer as a ‘ready meal’ for a later date.
  3. Bulk Cook – This is where you make larger amounts of the same dish.  I do this all the time with my Spaghetti Bolognese.  We like to eat this once per week, so once a month I cook a huge batch which I then split into four portions and pop them in the freezer.  Each week I defrost once portion for that week’s meal – cook once, eat four time – I love it!

An expensive item you can’t live without in the kitchen and why?

My absolute favourite item in the kitchen is my slow cooker.  There are a range of prices out there and I think the one I have at the moment cost me around £50 but I just noticed that Amazon have it for £29.99.  If you get the 6.5L version, you will be able to bulk cook to your hearts content!

What is your favourite recipe?

My favourite recipe has to be my Bolognese.  We eat this once a week, I bulk cook it monthly in my slow cooker and you can easily serve it with spaghetti, wraps, as lasagne or cannelloni.  Link to post 

What is your favourite kitchen gadget? 

My favourite gadget (apart from my slow cooker) has to be my hand blender.  I have one that also comes with a balloon whisk attachment, mini chopper and a jug/container.  These are just so versatile and can easily turn a pot of cooked veg into a soup, or a pile of soft fruit into a smoothie.

 

Check out Kerry from Money Saving Journeys on their Twitter.

Come back soon and check out the next instalment of the Hungry Savers Series.


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