Making a menu plan can save you money - gasp, I know, crazy, right? But really it can. By making a menu for the week or month, what you are really doing is making a plan. When you have a plan in place, it is harder to justify picking up a pizza or making a run to the border for tacos. You know ahead of time what ingredients you have, the ones you need from the store - which you have already picked up, and whether or not you need to thaw meat. When all the of planning is already done, you don't want to sabatoge that hard work with eating out, because then not only does your money go down the drain, but so does all the time you spent planning. And time is money, or so the saying goes. There would probably also be some guilt involved - money wasted, time wasted, good food wasted. Are you seeing a pattern? So, save yourself some money (and guilt), don't be wasteful, and make a menu plan.
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