It is easy to notice the recent increase in the price of food. With the increase, there is a rise in the number of families exercising freezer cooking as a method to save money. When the economy turns sour, the prices go up and this affects families and budgets in ways that weren’t planned for.
Freezer cooking can help a family save thousands of dollars a year if used actively. The rising cost of food is what typically hurts a family budget, not the cost to prepare the food. If freezer cooking is excercised it goes without saying that obviously there is a meal plan in place. Planning is an important part of freezer cooking and as such, takes some time to get used to. Cooking sessions are time consuming, but warrant wonderful results. A freezer full of food is security for any sized family, and eliminates stress from time constraints, and daily meal planning. It seems relatively convenient to most mom’s to open a freezer and select a meal from the options inside.
Convenience is only one benefit of freezer cooking. Cooking ahead of time allows for meals to be prepared from scratch which is a large money saver. Statistics show that a family of four can save up to $1800 dollars per year by preparing meals from scratch, avoiding boxed and convenience meals, and eliminating restaurant eating.
In today’s economy it is important to make adjustments to accomodate a budget and a rising cost of living.