Recently I’ve found that I’ve been spending far too much money eating out. Not only am I spending all this extra money; the food that you get when eating out just isn’t that good for you. I pretty much cut eating out entirely, except maybe once every two weeks I’ll go grab something as a treat. Now granted I’m still pretty new at cooking, and though I can be pretty proud of some of the meals I’ve prepared, they’re overall pretty basic. I’ve been happy that I haven’t gotten food poisoning on a couple of those meals (Just kidding of course)! Preparing meat in general is something that I’ve been trying to get better at, because it is one of my best sources of much needed protein (I donate plasma) and it is also one the most expensive things to get when eating out, typically. So far I’ve only prepared some chicken and put it into the crockpot (which turned out great!), I’ve prepared ground beef which is an essential ingredient for many foods which highly opens my options for a good meal. Bacon and sausage as well to make delicious breakfast meals, or use for other meals. Soon I’ll be trying to prepare a rump roast. As for additional healthier dishes, I’ve found a great recipe for sautéed Sugar Snap Peas. It was really good and fairly healthy (I’ll post a recipe soon), as well as some good salad mixings differing from some of your average ingredients that are used. They also have an alternative meal option when you throw some simple Raman noodles in with the mix. This made it kind of like some type of Asian food. It had Asian dressing, a few vegies common with food from that region, and Sriracha sauce, (it’s like very Americanized Asian food!). Now for the last part of this, back to the ground beef. I made some amazing beef and been/cheese burritos and tacos that were far better than any fast food restaurant. They were so good, I almost don’t want the fast food versions anymore! I’ll make another post in a few days if I make anymore more good meals!