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, December 25, 2008
Graham Cracker Treats
2 sticks of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup pecans
1 - 2 packages graham crackers (or enough to line 15 x 10 x 2 1/2 inch cookie sheet)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Line cookie sheet with non-stick aluminum foil. Place graham crackers on foil covering the bottom of the cookie sheet. Combine the butter and brown sugar. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, simmer for 5 minutes. Mixture will look foamy. Stir in nuts. Pour mixture over graham crackers. Bake in 325 degree oven for 10 minutes. Allow to cool. Break into desired serving sized pieces.
These are SO good. They have a yummy buttery/toffee flavor candy-like coating. Enjoy!