It’s Friday and that means food!! Back in the day every Friday was Food Friday over here at Life With My Sister . It’s time to bring it back!
Food is one of my favorite subjects. I wake up thinking about my next three meals, the good thing is, I’m not picky. Fast food, nice restaurants, eating out, eating in, as long as it involves eating i’m IN! Especially when it is eating with my sister…she’s my fave.
I lied a little just then. Eating in really isn’t my favorite thing to do ( sorry, sis!). The cooking, cleaning up, planning, shopping stink. None of those are things I enjoy. Although, I do love a bargain and our grocery store has a little clearance section in the back refrigerated section, and I love it! Yesterday I got a gallon of milk for $1.00 and eggnog (I have drunk my weight in eggnog this Christmas season) for 25 cents. A quarter? Are you kidding me?
Grocery shopping is really at the bottom of my list of fun things to do. To do it well requires planning, compiling, making a list (which I love), and taking the list (which I rarely do), and I’m not good at any of those things! But just because I’m not good at it doesn’t mean, I don’t do it. I use my phone to make a list most often, but handwriting a list is what works best for me.
I write down each day of the week with B, L, S written beside them, and then fill in the blank with meal ideas. Lunch is always easy, because no one is home except for Saturday and Sunday. After all the blanks are filled, I then make a list on the other side of the paper listing all the ingredients needed to make this weekly meal plan work. My biggest hint in grocery shopping is that I make my list in order of aisles in the store. I start at the back of the store and work my way forward, at my store the produce is at the front, and I like to buy it last.
I know there are many other ways to grocery shop, and meal plan well, so if you have ideas, things that work well for you and your family PLEASE share them with us!!