There are too many prepared food items on our grocery shelves today designed for our convenience. If you took the time to set aside a few minutes of your meal preparation time, you could prepare many of them on your own. Not only could those few minutes of prep time be a lot of fun, quite often the end result is cheaper doing it yourself.
For example, have you ever checked out the price of a jar of roasted red peppers at the grocery store? I did a price comparison between the stores by my house and on average, a jar of roasted peppers is anywhere from $6.00 to $8.00 a jar. Roasting your own fresh peppers is half that amount, plus, you know what ingredients you are using – just the peppers and not any of the preservatives used in the liquid of the jarred version.