Okay, so. I have approximately ZERO ability to meal plan. And considering it’s the start of the new year (well, it’s still January, anyway), I really want to get better at that. Half the time when I want something to eat, I have nothing in my house to cook with, and thus go out to eat at a restaurant. Or fast food. (Oh god, the fast food.)
And not only can I literally not afford to do that anymore (not with this savings budget I’m inflicting upon myself), my waistline can’t afford it either.
Not only that, but my cooking abilities are only that of a college sophomore–I can throw together a salad, or follow a pretty basic recipe (like, say, box mac n’ cheese). Anything more complicated tends to come out burnt and semi-inedible. But I’m learning. And I’d like to learn more.
So this is a blatant call for help. Please send me your recipes, your tips and tricks for meal planning, what you do with leftovers, whatever. Whatever you have as far as kitchen skills go, I want to hear about it. Please. Because I really can’t eat out any more.