Plan menus at least one week in advance.

Make a 3×5 file card for each menu you now prepare. Add a new card for each new menu your family enjoys. In a short time, a week’s menus and shopping list can be prepared in seconds by simply choosing seven cards.

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Incorporate small appliances into your plans, like a slow cooker, small broiler, electric skillet, and a microwave oven. (We all know I’ve been a micro-slave for many years)

Try new recipes so your meals will be varied, not predictable. Plan nutritionally-balanced meals and use foods in season. Cut down the necessity of using convenience foods by careful planning. Serve left-over attractively. Buy larger roasts, turkeys, ham and chickens and plan to use slices of meats for sandwiches, pot pies, casseroles, salads and soups. Make your own TV dinners by freezing left-over portions. Remember to remove meat from bones before refrigerating.

It’s a sad day when you find out that it’s not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you. ~ Lillian Hellman

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