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Buying in Bulk

Being a couple without kids (at least not yet!), buying in bulk sound counter intuitive. To my surprise it is not the case.There are many things worth buying in bulk, in the long term it is cheaper than buying at the supermarket. Recently, I discovered the discounts at Costco. For me, there are many household items worth buying in bulk such as dishwasher liquid, dish soap, laundry soap, cheese, flour, etc... I tend to find buying the items we use that have a long expiry date are worth buying in bulk. At times, when supermarkets offer discounts on meat, I buy large quantities and freeze it in smaller portions since were just the two of us. At first, I was apprehensive about it since the meat was not fresh it would have a different texture. I have to admit that buying steak and freezing it is not worth it for us. Although once the meat is cut up put in a sauce or marinated it makes no difference. Buying in larger quantities and freezing means lots of savings at the end of the month.

Mushroom soup for two

Being two people at times its not worth making a large pot of soup. Here is a simple recipe for a mushroom soup for two people. I know for us, having more than two portions we at times forget it in the fridge, which inspired me to reduce the proportions to make it significantly smaller. This helps reduce food waste. Although it can be doubled to accommodate 4 people. A cream soup has a base a bechamel sauce which consists of butter, flour and milk. Usually, equal portions of flour and butter with some milk to thicken it up. For this mushroom soup you'll need 1 1/4 cups of mushrooms 2 Tablespoons of flour 2 Tablespoons of butter 3/4 cup of Milk 3/4 cup of low sodium chicken broth half a yellow onion 1 clove of garlic In a sauce pan, you melt the butter then you add the sliced onions, garlic and mushrooms. Once the onions are translucent you add the butter and cook it until it coats the mushrooms. Then you add the broth and the milk and let it simmer until its thick