Sunday, January 11, 2009
Grocery Shopping Lists
I would say grocery shopping is just below cleaning the shower on my list of least favorite things to do. I love to cook, but I hate all the prep work. However, planning a weekly (or monthly) menu is a huge time-saver and makes answering the "what's for dinner?" question easy. I sit down while my son naps every Monday and make a grocery list for the next week. I look through my recipe books or favorite cooking websites and find a meal for each night and then I create my shopping list as I go. It make makes my trip to the grocery store a little more bearable with my 16-month old and I spend less money. Always a bonus, right? If you are really organized, you can even group your list according the the layout of the store, such as all the produce items in a column. I also put a small "(c)" next to the items I have a coupon for so I remember to use the coupon.Do all of you like to grocery shop? Any tips you've found useful?