Category Archives: food and meal planning
Mrs. Leo Tobias of Middlefield, Conn., has found that a little spice goes a long way. To make sure she’s not dousing her dishes with a heap of cayenne pepper or a mountain of garlic powder, she has come up … Continue reading
“It’s easier to grab a pre-made sandwich out of the freezer each morning than to take time to make one when you need to get to work,” says Marlene Condon of Crozet, Va. Her tip: On grocery shopping day, “I … Continue reading
You spent the time to make delicious gravy to top off a fabulous meal. Now there’s leftover gravy. What to do? Freeze it in ice cube trays, says Marie Gallashaw of Tinton Falls, N.J. “When it’s frozen, put the gravy cubes in a plastic bag. It takes up less space, and when … Continue reading
The year is starting new and you've got an itch to organize, right? Whether you're looking to straighten up the house, the kids, your finances or your dinner plan, we've got a list for that.
It's time to turn your grocery carts toward citrus fruits, cabbage, brussel sprouts, leeks and turnips! Get the full list of what's in season during the winter months.
When Harriet Blank of New Hyde Park, N.Y., goes to her favorite restaurants, she knows the portions are huge, so she asks the server to bring her half and save the rest for when she’s leaving. “Now I’m not tempted … Continue reading
“A quick and easy way to make meatloaf ,” writes Carol Tinervia of Coldwater, MI, “is to use your favorite salsa instead of taking the time to chop up vegetables. I use about 3/4 cup salsa per 1 1/2 lbs. … Continue reading
Fall is the season for apples, leafy greens, pumpkins, and more. Use this grocery list of in-season fruits and veggies this fall to get the freshest and best-tasting produce.
Shopping can be a real chore, but some of us have figured out tricks to save time, money and energy. Tell us your great ideas to be shared with readers.
Create a personalized shopping list to stock your cabinets. Then let your child do the packing.
Keep this list handy so you have it when it's your turn to bring in healthy snacks for the classroom.
Faylee James of Kingsport, TN, has some follow-up advice on a previous USA WEEKEND tip about getting the freshest produce: “I read in today’s USA WEEKEND, the tip about asking your local grocery produce manager what days his produce is delivered … Continue reading
Check out this article over on usaweekend.com on ways to enjoy seafood while supporting sustainability.
Don’t toss that empty cereal box just yet, there’s another prize inside! Mary Gregory of Jacksonville, FL., suggests a use that will save you some money and make dinner a little more delicious: “Here’s a money saving tip for you homemakers. … Continue reading
Check out this learning opportunity Linda Anderson of Clinton Township, MI, used with her kids. “When our children were little, we always used vinyl placemats that had math problems on them, so while they were eating, they were also learning … Continue reading
Shopping your grocery stores reduced produce section can save you several dollars a week. Look for fruit that will be consumed within a few days and vegetables that can be blanched, frozen or cooked ahead for future meals. Check every … Continue reading
When the family can’t eat fruit when it’s ripe, or a freshening lemon comes through the cycle our readers have some ideas.
Jane Carter of Humble, TX, trained her kids early to eat their veggies: From the time our two girls were eating solid foods, we served them their veggies first. We would all sit down and eat our asparagus, kale or … Continue reading
Have you ever had to throw out leftovers because they were too hot right after dinner and then you forgot to put them in the fridge later? After you’ve eaten, set a timer for 30-60 minutes, enough time for leftovers … Continue reading