The Chew Keeps it Simple and Cheap for Extra Value Friday

Today ABC's The Chew keeps it simple as they go back to basics to serve up easy recipes on the Extra Value Friday Edition.

Fans are going back to the simple life today on ABC's “The Chew.” Everything is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the crew focusing on the basics. Viewers will also learn some budget-conscious suggestions on the Extra Value Friday Edition.

Going Back to Basics on ABC's “The Chew”

Sometimes cooking and life are much easier when you go back to basics. Today on ABC's “The Chew” the crew is making cooking as easy as 1, 2, 3 so even beginning cooks can create fantastically delicious dishes. Even viewers in a rush can make a mouthwatering meal with a few easy-going tips. Cooking doesn't have to be complicated which is why many fans continue to tune in to get good recipes on “The Chew.” Viewers will also get ideas to save money on the Extra Value Friday Edition.

Every Friday, the show shares tips for how to eat well on a budget. Most people are on a strict food budget and still want to feast on healthy foods. Another way to dine on a dime is to make the most of leftovers that are already in your refrigerator. This week the show shared tasty recipes for transforming leftovers into yummy meals. Without even leaving the house or going shopping, you can make a great meal using what you already have.

Must-Haves in Your Pantry on ABC “The Chew”

During the winter, some people are unable to get out of the house for a couple of days or even longer. This means they need to have their refrigerators, pantries and freezers well-stocked so they can have a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everyone has different necessities they keep on hand to eat well. Whether the weather is poor or people get sick and can't go shopping, it matters to keep your pantry fully stocked at all times. Today ABC's “The Chew” asked fans on their Facebook page what their must-have items are to to keep in the fridge, freezer and pantry.

Fans responded with different items they like to keep around. One Facebook fan said, “Boneless chicken, eggs ,butter, milk, cheese, ground beef for fridge, freezer. The pantry has to have pasta, spices, oatmeal, chocolate chips, canned tomatoes, soup, beans and coffee.” Another person added items sucha s fruit, sugar and water to the list as well as items to make soup. Having ingredients to make soup always makes a warm and wonderful meal on a chilly winter day. Of course some fans had a sense of humor with one stating, “Ice cubes in freezer, beer and wine in fridge, liquor in pantry cell phone on table to call takeout.” The problem arises when a big storm comes through and takeout might not be available. Leftovers certainly come in handy at those times, even if they come from a local restaurant. HULIQ will return with more later.

ABC's “The Chew” airs on weekdays at 1:00 p.m. ET

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