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, May 31, 2013
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons minced celery (I never have celery so I just use a little celery seed-about 1/8tsp)
3 tablespoons minced onion
1 tablespoon brown sugar (measured loosely-don't pack it)
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder (more or less to taste-I used a smidgen)
salt & pepper to taste (I used a smidgen of each)
Place all ingredients in large mixing bowl; stir well. Can be served immediately or, for best flavor, refrigerate for several hours to allow flavors to blend. Serve on bread or sandwich rolls, or on bed of lettuce.
Original recipe from afamilyfeast.com