Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Random Kitchen Tip...

...Keep those menus that you make up!

I have heard of some ladies (mostly those younger ones who move out on their own) who just go to the store, buy whatever looks good, and make that for supper. Besides being a waste of gas, that seems very much like impulsive-buying to me. I can't imagine my mom cooking for eight people that way. It just wouldn't work.

I know of no one else who can shop for eight people, (most of them with big appetites), and keep such a low grocery bill. And I know it's because she plans her menus carefully. Mom really works wonders with her planning.

The only thing is, for some reason she always starts from scratch each week. We have family favorites over and over again, of course, but only because Mom puts them on the new menus. The old menus end up in the trash.

Until recently, that is.

Even if my mother is a creative genius, I draw a flat blank when it's my turn to create a menu. Sooooooo, for many weeks now, I've been taking off with the old menus before Mom can throw them away. I'm storing them in my "kitchen notebook." Now I've got all those amazing menus captured on paper for the time when I have eight people to feed!


ruizbe82 said...

You should post some of her excellent menus! :)

Mimi said...

There's nothing better than Mom's cooking. The menus will be a family heirloom for future generations.

Kelly Eding said...

What a cute idea for your future!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Great idea! One summer I made up a bunch of summer menus that don't require much cooking and I have consulted them again and again!