February 02 2022 - Saving Money in the Kitchen

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Convenience vs Money in your pocket!

Whether you are looking to save money to buy a house, take that trip you have always dreamed of, or just trying to make ends meet; putting a little time in the kitchen will help tuck away a few dollars at every meal. Korey shares 3 simple ideas from her segment on CTV Ottawa Morning Live.

1. Stale Bread = Chips or Crostini!

























Don’t toss the stale bread rather freeze it until you are ready to snack or use as an appetizer.
Cut stale pita or bread into desired shapes and spread out evenly on baking sheet. Brush with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper then bake at 325F until golden and crispy! Pita will take 5 minutes and a more dense bread 8-10 minutes!

2.  Use your Tools!
Instant Pot for when YOU are under pressure.


Did you know that you can toss a frozen solid whole chicken into the Instant Pot with 1 cup of water and have tender chicken with 3 cups of drippings (or more) in 45 minutes?
Advance prep: add carrot, onion and celery to the freezer bag for savoury broth and chicken.

Dust off the Food Processor:
Store-bought shredded cheese is convenient and we pay for that convenience.
Buy blocks of cheddar on sale. Using the grater attachment to your food processor that block is shredded in 30 seconds and money in your pocket! A little elbow grease and a box grater work too!

Change to the blade attachment and make your own hummus!
Did you know a can of chickpeas is as little as $.99 and makes 500 mL of delicious hummus? Store bought ranges from $3.99-$5.99 for much less volume!
Link to recipes and other money saving tips!  www.kitchenkonnected.com

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