So you want to cook eh? Well, here is a way to cook lots of meals for cheap. How cheap you ask? Well 15 FULL meals for $40 Canadian sound good? Sure as hell does for me! So what is in each meal? Well, meat, veggies and a side plate. To be more specific, chicken (breast or thigh), beef, frozen mixed veggies, noodles and sauce, potatoes or rice. Not all of these are in each, but a mix. So where do we begin? Well, you have to buy all the ingrediants. Since cooking for one can be expensive, cook for many, and freeze it! A bag of rice, box of noodles or bag of potatoes can last you a long time. Frozen mixed veggies are also great since they last a while too. For meats, but them fresh. Frozen meat sucks to work with, and you want the best. First, I like to prep everything that I will use throughout my cooking… this means pealing and cutting garlic! God how I love my garlic (ask the people at work about this.) During the cutting, I had noodles cooking on the stove. Once cooked, I measured them out in my measuring cups. 1 cup of noodles per meal + a tablespoon of tomato sauce. Now that that is taken care of, now to move onto the bigger business… the meat. Now it is time to start cooking the beef. I prefer stir fry beef. It’s cheap, and I like the taste. Toss it into a pan, and add garlic. More garlic, the better. I also added greek seasoning, just cause it has more garlic. Cook it till it is dark and brown all the way through and all the water has evaporated. Now measure it out and put it into the containers. 1 cup per works well. While you are busy cooking the beef, peel the potatoes, cut them up and boil those bad boys. Toss in some garlic to that as well. We will make some garlic dill mashed potatoes. Notice my main ingredint in my cooking. Now for the chicken. I like to wash my chicken then cut off any excess fat that was missed. I’m just picky I guess. You don’t have to do this, it is just an extra step. I like to cook my chicken breast seperate from my thighs. Thighs are fatty, but it’s a good dark meat, so there is a trade off. Breast IS more healthy, so go for that. So cook your chicken breasts. I have garlic and steak spices on the breasts and lemon, dill and garlic for the thighs. Once the breasts are cooked, I like to slice them, then place 3/4 cup into my meals. For the thighs, I put 2 of them in one meal. As you can see, there are all 15 meals, 10 for myself, 5 for my sister. Total cost, under $40 and 2 hours of our time.