Our family's new favorite homemade pizza. Post and photo by Amy Suardi.
We all know that preparing our own food can do wonders for a sagging bank account. But not everyone feels the love.
Even though I usually don't mind whipping up dinner, I have plenty of moments when I long to toss the kids in the car and head out for Mexican. Our tight budget makes me wait until that craving passes; then I pull up my bootstraps and get to the kitchen.
Not everybody has the financial constraints we do, but most people wouldn't mind reining things in. Here are three ways to love your night in:1. Pretend You're on TV
After watching your favorite cooking show, print out the recipe to your favorite dish and write the ingredients on your shopping list. When it's time to chow down, ask everyone to rate it: either thumbs up or thumbs down, or one to five stars. If your creation makes the cut, the recipe gets added to your family's favorites.
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