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!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Miss Carrie's Cherry Cheese Delight
1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
1 box vanilla wafers
1 (12 oz) container whipped topping
1 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Gently fold in whipped topping blending until smooth. In a large bowl, starting with cookies, layer cookies alternately with cherry pie filling and cream cheese mixture. Use several unbroken cookies on top of last layer of cream cheese mixture as a garnish. Refrigerate several hours or overnight until cookies are soft.