I invested in a fry/vegetable cutter a few weeks ago. I just stink at cutting fries all nice and even. I think I paid about 10 bucks on Amazon. Just put the whole potato in and press it through the blades. It has a small and large attachment. Ever since I made my first batch of these, my husband told me to never buy frozen french fries again. These are quick to make, you can season them however you want, and are healthier since you are making them from scratch. Not to mention they aren’t processed with any additional junk. This will also save you money. Potatoes are always inexpensive.
Tomato based pasta sauce is easy to make, inexpensive, and can be suited to your tastes. Besides the Italian herbs and spices, I only add onions and fresh garlic to the sauce. This makes it versatile. I add meatballs or sausage when I reheat it later to the dish I’m making. Hubby isn’t a big veggie fan so I stick to onions and garlic. I make big batches of this and freeze them in 4 cup containers. One container is perfect for spaghetti dishes, two for baked rigatoni or stuffed shells. If you forget to defrost the sauce, you can still warm it up fairly quickly in a pan on medium low. I buy my tomato sauce in bulk at Costco as well as the tomato paste.