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.
海琳：当然 。每次去杂货店购物，我都会制定一个一周膳食计划 。既省时又省钱 。
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.
海琳：看到这个了吗？这是我的膳食计划 。我标注出每天要做的晚餐 。这帮了我很大的忙 。
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.
海琳：嗯，首先我每周只需要去一次商店 。我一下购买了一周的食物 。
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.
海琳：这就是我的计划 。我会留意每周的商店传单看看有哪些应季和打折的商品 。我拿出这些商品的菜谱看看是否还有优惠券可用 。
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.
海琳：我还会用特价商品做不止一顿饭，每次做很多剩下的当作第二天的午餐 。这计划就像魔法一样有效 。
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!
唐尼：以不知道为借口让我妈妈过来教我烹饪 。直到我自己可以独立做饭，孩子们也差不多长大成人了 。
1.meal plan 饮食计划
例句:A registered dietitian can help you design a meal plan.
2.By the time 等到...时候
例句:By the time ambulancemen arrived he was unconscious.
3.on sale 特价
例句:The new commemorative stamps will be put on sale next week.
4.in one fell swoop 一下子
例句:In one fell swoop the bank wiped away the tentative benefits of this policy.