Biblical Womanhood hosts a wonderful carnival on fridays that is all about frugality. I enjoy reading the many tips offered by fellow bloggers. High time I offered one of my own!
I love those little individual servings of frozen vegetables. What I don't love is how expensive they are. They rarely go on sale, and I rarely find coupons.
So one day, I took a look at the little container of corn I had and realized it was just...a little container of corn. Nothing fancy! So I've been experimenting. I bought some 1/2-cup size plastic containers. I filled them with different vegetables I like. For example, I have a bag of store-brand cauliflower. I picked out some of the smaller pieces (so they fit, LOL!) and filled the container. Then I added just a drop or so of water. You might not even need to do that, since vegetables naturally have their own water. I put the container in the microwave and sat the lid on top--don't screw it down, obviously, you want to vent for the steam.
For my little microwave, it takes 2 minutes to cook cauliflower. You could even add a dollop of butter to the top for the last 30 seconds.
The result is steamed vegetables for one that cost a lot less than the already packaged kind!