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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Organized Fast-Track by Cynthia Ewer

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Managing Meals and Menus

It’s 5 o’clock—do you know where your dinner is? Judging by the crowds in the supermarket, many families do not! Adopting time-saving routines for menu planning, grocery shopping, and food storage can save hours of time, hundreds of dollars, and an ocean of end-of-day stress.

Menu- and Meal-Planning Basics

Say the words “menu plan,” and objections pop up all over. “It takes too much time!” “How do I know what we’re going to want to eat three days from now?” “I like to see what’s fresh at the store each day.” Often the idea of making a simple list of meals to be served in the household over the next week seems daunting, so you put it off. The result is four days of drive-thru dinners that pump up the blood pressure or ...

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