Menu Planning may sound like a lot of work, but it's actually one of the laziest things I've ever done. Since I started planning our meals for the week (and eventually the month) I've noticed some improvements in the way we eat and in the way I shop. Knowing what's for dinner not only saves time, it saves money and helps us eat healthier as well.
By planning out the week's meals I can make a more effective list for the grocery store and purchase only those items that we will need for the week. I make fewer impulse and duplicate purchases, and have practically eliminated the mid-week run to the grocery store—not to mention those impromptu take-out nights.
And if you display your menu where the family will see it, you'll never hear the words, "Mom, what's for dinner?" again!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
3/4 cup mayonaise
2 T white vinegar (you can use cider if you prefer)
2 T sugar
2 T milk
1 head lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces
Place first 4 ingredients into a small bowl and mix well. Let sit for a few minutes to allow sugar to dissolve and flavors to blend. Pour over lettuce and toss to distribute dressing evenly. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.