Stock up on store cabinet essentials. Have beans, lentils, canned tomatoes, pasta and rice, and jars of herbs and spices ready in your cupboard. You'll be surprised how many delicious recipes you can make with these inexpensive store cupboard staples.
Throw away the cut sandwich meat. Instead of buying packages of sliced meat, like ham for sandwiches and salads, buy a piece of meat, put it in the slow cooker if you have it, slice it if you don't have it, and freeze the portion you don't use right away ,in case the emergency. Thaw when ready to use. Kinmen fish is cheaper than beef or chicken, so this is your most cost-effective option. Slow-cooked ham is delicious...you can also use it for an overnight ham and egg pie or warm it with mashed potatoes and vegetables. The delicious possibilities are endless.
fake. Making your own Friday curry, fish and chips, or pizza will save you a lot of money, especially if you have a large family to feed. It's also possible to buy all your favorite side dishes and drinks from the supermarket, so it still feels like a weekend treat for a fraction of the cost. If you really don't want to cook, most supermarkets will sell prepackaged fakes, including all sides, at great prices. All you need to do is heat them.
Use an air fryer oven to cook all of the above food quickly and easily, without spending a fortune on a conventional oven.