Tuesday, June 29
Works For Me Wednesday-Grocery Shopping Tip
Whenever we make a trip to HomeTown, I always make a big foraging run to my favorite (and cheap!) grocery store. Their prices can't be beat (even more so here in SmallTown where everything is expensive) and they have a huge bulk section that is so nice. I love it because when making those recipes that call for something you probably will only use for that recipe, you can get just what you need and not have to purchase a predetermined amount.
Anyhow, as I was sitting here going through my menu and making my grocery list, I thought my little method for doing these big trips might work for some else. It's not like I've reinvented the wheel, but if this tip helps someone else out, then that's all the better.
Of course, I plan my menu first. Then I go through what I already have on hand and determine my shopping list around that. Now this is where my tip comes in: After I've made my grocery list of everything I need, I go back and rewrite the grocery list sorting by the departments in the grocery store in the order I usually shop. Departments such as Produce, Bulk, Dairy/Meats, Freezer, and Aisles. Plus, it is easier to read when I take the time to rewrite it. And that is always a time saver.
When I am super organized like that (which isn't necessarily all that often) and when Peanut is left in the care of her grandparents (bless their hearts) my marathon grocery shopping trips aren't so marathony any longer.
And that definitely works for me. For other helpful hints, visit We Are THAT Family.