I can't remember the rest of it! Anyway, the idea I'm stuck on today is that planning helps save money. That's simple, isn't it? It works as effectively as any other frugal ploy.
When we take time to look ahead and plan for upcoming events, we can find ways to control expenses. You know, of course, that I'm talking about the quickly upcoming holidays.
It's almost too late to plan for Thanksgiving, but here's an idea that might help: Make-Ahead Turkey. When I first read it, it didn't strike me as traditional, but then... well, read it and make up your own mind. It really would save a lot of time, which is great when you're having guests..
Another great plan ahead idea for Thanksgiving - or right after Thanksgiving, rather, is having some Thanksgiving leftover recipes in mind. .
Which brings up another question. Why do we always buy turkeys that are far too large for a meal?
I always say that it's because I love turkey and want a lot of leftovers, but there's another reason. It's because I'm lazy. After cooking a big meal (which I enjoy doing, by the way) I don't want to cook for awhile. Turkey sandwiches and quick turkey soup does me just fine for days.