The Menu Planner’s Creed
The health of my family is in my care; therefore –
I will spare no effort in planning the right kinds of food in the right amounts.
Spending the food dollar for maximum value is my job; therefore –
I will choose from the variously priced foods to save money without sacrificing health.
My family’s enjoyment of food is my responsibility; therefore –
I will increase their pleasure by planning for variety, for flavorful dishes, for attractive color, for appetizing combinations.
My family’s health, security, and pleasure depends on my skill in planning meals; therefore –
I will treat my job with the respect that is due it.
-Meta Given, The Modern Family Cookbook (1961)