It’s still a few perilous days to payday, and if you’ve been living on a budget this month then we’re sure you’ve learned a thing or two about making things go further. Today, we’re going to show you handy ways that your freezer can save you money. And time. Lots and lots of time.
Buy The Stuff That’s Going Out Of Date
You know that aisle in the supermarket where they pile in all the meat that is going out of date in the next day or so? Buy it up, baby. If you freeze this meat on the day of purchase, it will last for months. If you have some extra time on your hands, go for broke. Cook up the meat into stews, sauces and ragus and freeze in individual labelled portions for a ready meal in minutes.
Get Batch Cooking
This point is in reference to the above. You know the way a bolognese may call for half a jar of passata, or a chilli, half a tin of beans? Waste no more, friends. Cook double or even triple batches of slow cook foods like these guys and feel smug when you realise that you have to do no cooking for one week a month, thanks to your handy freezer stash.
Be Berry Nice To Yourself
During the summer months, load up on all the berries on offer in the supermarket. Freeze flat on tray and then decant into freezer bags for great value berries the whole year round.
Embrace The Veg
Frozen vegetables are as good as fresh veggies. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. They are cheaper and more readily available sometimes than their fresh counterparts, and mean that your five a day is always just a door away.
Like the freezer in the image? It’s the DJUPFRYSA Integrated free standing freezer from IKEA and will set you back €300