Save time, money as the school year approaches

As the new school year quickly approaches, every family is looking for ways to save time and money.

Blogger Ruth Soukup joined the Rhode Show on Tuesday to give some insight on how to make meal time more affordable and less demanding.

With busy schedules, it’s key to plan ahead. Stock up while items are on sale at the grocery store. Having an extra freezer to store foods that are bought on sale saves the average family $750.

On the go recipes that are quick and easy include:

  • Noodles with your favorite jar of sauce and a piece of baked chicken
  • No boil bake ziti: First brown a pound of ground beef, then mix in a jar of sauce and two cups of water, next add ricotta and Parmesan cheese, finally add uncooked noodles to the dish and bake for about 55 minutes at 400 degrees.

Also consider freezer cooking for breakfast and lunch to save time. Breakfast cupcakes are simple and delicious. Bake eggs, hash browns, sausage and cheese in a cupcake tin, for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Once they cool, wrap them individually and freeze. You can also freeze peanut butter and jelly sandwiches so your children can make their own lunch in the morning.

For more of Ruth’s tips click here to visit her blog.

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