Challenge Blog: Meal Planning
Thursday, August 30, 2012
For a challenge I'm in, I had to read the article linked below and then blog about one of the tips I have used to help with Meal Planning.
The first tip in this article is about having an ongoing list for the groceries you need. This is something that I started a while ago. We have a piece of paper in the kitchen "miscellaneous" drawer that we use to write down everything that we use the last of as soon as it is used. I don't try to put the items in any order, just list each thing as we use it up so that we're sure to replace it on the next shopping trip.
I actually keep 2 lists. One is for the regular grocery shopping and the 2nd one is for items we buy at Sam's Club. I check both lists before shopping at either place; but, we've gotten pretty good at listing things on the 'right' document. These lists definitely help speed up my shopping prep time and ensure I know what we need from each store.
We've made such a practice of this, that our grandson has gotten into the habit of adding to the list when he stays with us. Looks like we have another list-making generation in the making.
Thanks for the challenge, Diane!