A House Well Fed Stock Up For Fall And Winter

[ 0 ] October 12, 2017 |

The cold weather is here, and it’s only going to get colder. One of the best ways to keep warm during these chilly seasons is to ensure that you eat well and nourish your body. There are plenty of seasonal vegetables and an array of produce to devour, so it’s time to start planning how you’re going to eat your way through until spring. Whether you’re a natural chef in the kitchen, an amateur baker, or a traditional home-cook; there’s a recipe, technique, and hack out there to suit your lifestyle, household, and taste.

It’s worth taking a little time to plan for the weeks ahead, so you’ll never be stuck for something to eat or drink on a cold night, and they’ll be no impromptu trips to grab fast food in the freezing night air. The following are some tips and ideas for those who are ready to get their notepad and pen ready to plan a tasty and filling fall and winter ahead.

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Meal Planning

Meal planning is a great way to organize your week and a chance to ensure that you write a thorough grocery list. Therefore, it’s worth dedicating a whole notebook or diary to your household’s food and drinks. Take a look online at some delicious recipes that you’ll feel confident in creating, or get out those recipe books that have been decorating your kitchen so far this year. Look for recipes that can utilize the same or similar ingredients so that none of your shopping goes to waste and you’ve got everything you need in your refrigerator and cupboards.

Meal planning will allow you to make sure that you and your family are eating a varied diet and don’t eat the same thing every night. You’ll be able to incorporate all those fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit into your food, for a nourishing and hearty week of meals. Sunday evening is the perfect time to sit down with a hot drink and begin writing down what you’re going to shop for and eat for the week ahead. Buying your groceries online will save you from having to visit a supermarket, and you’ll have better control of what you’re buying from your list, so bear that in mind next time you’re ready to stock up.

Bulk Buying

If you use ingredients often, that will last for months and months in your cupboard, like pasta, rice, flour, and drinks; it’s always worth stocking up at the beginning of a season and storing those things in your kitchen or pantry. Utilizing a liquor store online for your beverages, or wine for our fall stews, or taking advantage of special deals on large quantities of dry goods, will ensure that you can focus your weekly grocery shop on fresh ingredients.

Cook up sauces that you can store or freeze, or spend a Saturday making a delicious one-pot dish that you can portion out for the freezer , and reheat on cold evenings. You’ll be able to accompany each dish with something you already have in your cupboards, and enjoy the fact that you’re still eating a home cooked meal, and not consuming unhealthy fast food or ready meals. Planning, and buying and preparing your food in advance will give you a relaxed and stress-free fall and you’ll enjoy the season knowing you’re eating well.


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