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1,247 - Doing Meal Planning

September 30th, 2016

Episode 461 of 489 episodes

Make a grocery list and check it twice! Learn how to shop for food in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:21 Explanations: 4:02 Fast dialog: 15:35 Donny: Have you ever heard of something called a “meal plan”? Helene: Sure, I make one each week before I go grocery shopping. It saves time and money. Donny: My mother suggested I make one now that I’m staying home with the kids and Sydney is going back to work. Helene: See this? This is my meal plan. I map out the dinners I’ll be making each day. It helps me a lot. Donny: How? It seems like a lot of work. Helene: Well, for one thing, I only have to go grocery shopping once a week. I buy a week’s worth of groceries in one fell swoop. Donny: I guess that’s helpful, but it still seems like too much work. Helene: Here’s what I do. I look at each week’s store circular to see what’s seasonal and on sale. I pull out my recipes that include those items and I see if I have any coupons I can use. Donny: I still don’t see how I can save much money. Helene: I also use the sale items for more than one meal and make enough to have leftovers for lunch the next day. It works like a charm. Donny: I think I’ll stick to my original plan. Helene: Which is? Donny: To plead ignorance and ask my mother over to our house to give me cooking lessons. By the time I cook well enough on my own, the children will be nearly full-grown! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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