Making the grocery shopping list

@NJChicaa (40389)
United States
November 9, 2017 8:01pm CST
I usually sit down on Thursday or Friday evening and make my shopping list. That's what I'm doing tonight. I often do this with a couple of my cookbooks to help me meal plan. I'll flip through them and select a few recipes to try during the following week. Then I know what things to add to the list along with the usual suspects (fresh vegetables, eggs, paper towels, dishwasher detergent, etc.) One thing I absolutely AM NOT buying tomorrow is meat! My freezer is so packed that I can barely close it. Even my basement freezer is full. I DO NOT need any form of protein! I don't care what kind of good deal I find, I need to just walk on by. The 4 recipes that I picked out for next week are all vegetable ones. They are for spaghetti squash, broccolini, green beans, and butternut squash. I love finding new ways to prepare veggies that are allowed in my nutritional plan. When do you do your grocery shopping? Do you make a list?
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@Daelii (5641)
• United States
10 Nov
I totally make a list and then usually use it as a guide. :) We just got some new sales starting tomorrow, so usually the on sale/great deals is what directs the meal planning. Plus my kids all pick out a meal they will each make during the week. So its a win-win for me. :) They love pintrest!
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@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
10 Nov
That's great that they cook for you. My husband used to cook for me but it has been years since he has done that.
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@Daelii (5641)
• United States
10 Nov
@NJChicaa They love it. I help with all the cutting/ putting on the stove or in the oven and off since they are five and six. They enjoy the picking out the foods, setting the table, picking colors, etc. It also makes them eating an easy battle to win since they are happy to eat what they chose.
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@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
10 Nov
@Daelii that's a great strategy!
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
10 Nov
I usually do my groceries on the weekend but I don't really plan it based on the week's meal plan. I think that's a very organized way to do it though.
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@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
10 Nov
It helps to save money because otherwise I'd just be randomly throwing things in the cart.
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
10 Nov
@NJChicaa That's true. Helps to avoid impulse buying.
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@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
10 Nov
I did my grocery shopping today. i hope it will last at least a week.
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@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
10 Nov
I go once a week.
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@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
10 Nov
@NJChicaa I go when needed. It´s at least twice a month for a big amount of groceries.
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@JohnRoberts (57351)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Nov
I pretty much know in my head what I need.
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@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
10 Nov
If I tried that, I'd forget half of what I needed and impulse buy a bunch of stuff I didn't need.
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@andriaperry (50802)
• United States
10 Nov
I always have a list. I usually go once a week but the day does not matter.
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@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
10 Nov
It used to be Sat morning but somehow it morphed to Fri afternoon after work if I'm not too tired. Not sure why.
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@maezee (32312)
• United States
10 Nov
Broccolini! This sounds good. I was just looking at recipes online to make this week.
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@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
10 Nov
I don't think I've ever had it before.
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@kobesbuddy (46792)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Nov
We usually make up a grocery shopping list, all week long. It has all the things we are either out of or running low on something. Friday or Saturday is our shopping day, for all these items.
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@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
10 Nov
Same here.
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@kobesbuddy (46792)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Nov
@NJChicaa As the week passes, we end up with a pretty long list.
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@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
10 Nov
@kobesbuddy I do too. Cooking from scratch requires a lot of ingredients.
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@sharon6345 (126370)
• United States
10 Nov
That is something I have no intentions of for a while. Good luck with it.
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@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
10 Nov
I don't mind it. I love to cook so I have to get the ingredients plus all of the fresh veggies we eat.
@RodrickH (9159)
• China
10 Nov
The recipes sounds tasty,I bet it's healthy
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@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
10 Nov
Yes they are all healthy recipes.
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