Due to the ongoing pandemic and social distance rules, millions of people are now turning to home cook meals instead of eating out. For some that are not familiar with the kitchen, learning how to cook might seem intimidating. However, you wouldn’t want to be stuck with the same food like sandwiches, cereal, or the usual mac&cheese daily, don’t you? That’s why we’re here to help! Here are some of the best cooking tips to use when you are stuck at home. Take a tour!
20. Make a Meal Plan
As soon as the pandemic began, people have quickly made a trip to the supermarket to buy canned and dry food, abandoning their meal plan. Now, if you have done this, it would cost you hundreds of dollars. Besides, you might find yourself in a situation where you don’t know what to do with all the stuff you have bought. That’s why we list having a meal plan as our first cooking tips! Firstly, start by noting down what you want to eat, so if you can’t find that specific ingredient, you can exchange it with other things. If you’re tech-savvy, there are also specialized meal planning journals that are available online.
Begin by planning for your daily meals. If you are in charge of cooking for the whole family, make sure to increase the portions. On the other hand, don’t forget to decide what days are for leftovers. If cooking daily exhausted you, consider getting take out once a week then. When making a meal plan, it helps you feel in control of the food situation and relieves the stress of thinking about cooking throughout the week. Others also prefer to buy prepared food in containers to save the preparation time, no more stress cooking.