How to prepare a cheap original meeting with your loved ones
How to prepare an original meeting with your loved ones cheaply?
There comes a time when we meet more often than usual in the company of friends and family – in a short time we have a succession of Andrzejki, Christmas and New Year’s Eve nights. All these occasions are a great excuse to organize a dinner or a small party. But how to deal with all this without overburdening the home budget? There are a few simple ways to do this, and for most of them a new Taste&Share mobile app will be useful.
Who doesn’t like feasting at a table full of delicacies or engaging conversations until the morning? When we can forget about our everyday duties, worries and focus on enjoying our time. However, the preparation of dishes is always the biggest challenge for the organizer – not only from the logistic point of view, but also from the financial point of view. However, nothing stands in the way of an elegant meeting organized at a really small financial outlay. Thanks to the creative approach to this subject we will be able to afford to invite more guests or, what is even better, organize several meetings after each other.
Cooking without shopping? It is possible!
Preparing an interesting menu, when we don’t have a big budget for it is not as complicated as we think. Just a little creativity, a willingness to do original things, a little willingness to experiment in the kitchen. You can conjure up something really fantastic out of a lot of unobvious ingredients. In addition, we do not need to buy these products at all – it is enough that someone in our immediate vicinity will want to give back what they have too much or what they are not able to eat e.g. before the upcoming holiday. Recently, a new, free Taste&Share mobile app has appeared on the web, allowing users to give away food that they no longer need for some reason. Through it, we can find a few food products in the immediate vicinity, which will surely be useful for preparing our party. Maybe someone will have to give eggs, some fruit, flour? Sounds like a delicious, handmade and quickly baked cake.
“Share” also means “I don’t waste”.
The Taste&Share application is a platform for communication between users to facilitate the sharing of food in line with the idea of reducing food waste. The application is free of charge and was developed for two operating systems – Android and iOS. It is very intuitive to use, so it can be easily used by users of all ages. Using it not only that we will save a lot of money (after all, we will not have to do some shopping), but we will also have a positive impact on our environment. In the end, the less good food goes into the basket, the better for our planet.
Unobvious delicacies that you will make almost for free
However, before you go to your neighbors to get the products they have given in the application, check what you have at hand. Look in the cabinets, fridges – think outside the box about what you want to cook! If you don’t have an idea, look for inspiration on the Internet – this is a mine of great solutions. The best way to start your search is to start with the website of the educational program, within the framework of which the application was developed: . It contains recipes, advice and an interesting brochure to download. Think about the surprise you will cause on the faces of your guests if you prepare a delicious dinner, and only then tell them what it was made of and how all together thanks to that you contributed to reducing the scale of an important problem. Maybe it will be a contribution to another interesting discussion till the morning?
If there are vegetarians among the guests you can decide on a menu without meat… this is one of the proposals (all the recipes are available on the Internet):
Snack: potato peelings (after baking with oil they are better than potato chips)
Soup: vegetable cream picked up from Taste&Share on the basis of peeled vegetable bouillon
Main course: vegetable-fruit shish kebabs (from what is at hand) in tempera
Dessert: pudding from old, dried bread with vanilla ice cream.
You share with others too!
There are also situations when, despite the excellent planning of the whole menu (number and composition of dishes), we will still overestimate, as a result of which we will have a lot of food left after the meeting. In this case, unfortunately, most of the dishes end up in the basket, and it does not have to! It shouldn’t be. You do not serve inedible dishes to guests, so there is no reason to throw them away just because there are too many of them. Here again, the Taste&Share app comes in handy. This time you can use it to give up what you can waste. Maybe this way you can save someone’s home party? Don’t throw it away, share it with others!