Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Weekly Menu and Tip of the Day

Here's this week's menu. For some reason I struggled a bit to come up with a full menu this week. 
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Tip of the Day

If you have a hard time "eyeballing" portion sizes for cereal or other dry goods this is a simple solution. I bought a whole bunch of measuring cup sets at the dollar store (for that's right - you guessed it - $1 each) and keep a cup in each container of cereal. The cheerio-type cereals get the 1 cup size and the grape-nuts and homemade granola (shown here) get 1/2 cup scoops. I imagine this would also be useful if you have children who like to "do it myself" as BooBoo says. Hypothetically this would help them avoid dumping the entire contents into their bowl and all surrounding surfaces. Since I purchase most of our legumes and many of our grains in bulk sizes I keep a dedicated cup in each storage container so that it is easy to scoop it into the smaller quart containers that I keep in the kitchen. I also keep a 1/3 cup scoop with the laundry for portioning out borax and washing soda. Really, I think you will find these useful all over the house. Get thee to a dollar store!



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Denise Punger MD IBCLC said...

Great tip!

Bethany said...

I love "LO" days. it's nice to reap the rewards of previous days cooking. Also, I love the "good intentions" column. very cool.

good idea w/ the scoops.

Unknown said...

Love the scoop idea, will have to try that with my kids