How to Save On Your Average Grocery Bill & Go To The Grocery Store Less

I am saving money on my grocery bills now...Thank You Supercook.com Creator

It's hard looking for affordable family recipes. Especially low budget and healthy recipes. What if all of those random ingredients in your pantry could make a delicious meal? Or many delicious meals? Using a great new (and free!) website I have managed to lower my average grocery bill. Here's the story:

I
got home from work on a Monday after a weekend getaway and had therefore skipped the Saturday trip to Price Chopper. I was tired from both the weekend and the day at work, and even though Price Chopper is a two minute ride from my house, I didn't feel like going there, dealing with the hassle of chopping carts, crying children, and navigating the self check-out line (because i never have the patience to wait in an actual person-operated line).

So hungry, and burned-out, and hungry, I started surfing the net. The kind of surfing where you just surf from one thing to another- whatever comes to mind. No objective here - no food energy left for my brain to draw from.....I google Recipes... eh, the usual recipe websites that will teach me how to do creme brulee if only I had creme, egg and a mini-torch.... All of a sudden a burning light of hope pops up in my head and I thought, maybe some computer genius has come up with an idea for a website that lets you tell it what cooking ingredients you have and it tells you what you can cook out of them.

So I google.... And YES, some computer genius did come up with this idea. And they were not lazy .... they made their idea into a reality. YES. Thank You, Computer Geeks Everywhere!

An hour later, after I told the website everything I had in my pantry and my refrigerator ( milk, cheddar, cajun seasoning, etc.) I discovered that I had 431 total things I could create, and 33 entrees I could make that night! Without having to do the stupid self-checkout at Price Chopper!

I had a (VERY frugal dinner!) pasta with peas and Parmesan cheese that night, and after I had brown-sugar baked bananas with a little chocolate syrup on top. Man, I ate like a King.

As I digested my delicious, impromptu dinner, I thought about all the grocery savings Supercook can bring me. Ah.

So, with no further adieu! - the website:

Supercook

I have tried most of the use-what-you-have based websites and this is the one I prefer as it shows me what I can make starting with dishes for which I have all of the ingredients, and then dishes for which I need one ingredient, and then dishes for which I need two, etc. Awesome.


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