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, January 9, 2009
French Bread White Pizza
a 6-8 inch small sub roll or equivalent size piece of french bread
2-3 T whipped cream cheese or ricotta cheese
garlic powder, to taste
italian seasoning, to taste
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
grated parmesan cheese, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice bread lengthwise and lay open on baking sheet. Spread cream cheese (or ricotta) on bread evenly; sprinkle lightly with garlic powder and italian seasoning; top with mozzarella, sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese. Bake approximately 10-12 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and slightly golden. Enjoy!