Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Finally, based on the tracker and recipes that I just printed for the week, I fill out the shopping list template.
I have a very complicated way to do it by running the "See today's full report" 7 days, then I transfer everything to excel, add to excel the ingredients in the recipes, sort, put codes, sort again. Then I transfer to word processor, etc.
Another way, is by filling out a basic template manually.
This is an example of a shopping template that can be used for shopping and cooking.
There are shopping list templates everywhere that can be adapted to our needs in the internet, word processor, pinterest, etc.
I cover my shopping list, menu, and recipes with reusable plastic sleeves. I don't want my lists to get wet or with food spots.
When I go shopping, I write over the sleeve using a wet-erase marker, to cross out the items that I already have in my kitchen. I just buy what I need.
When I cook, the shopping list is very useful because I just gather all the ingredients that I will be using during my cooking day. For example, I get out all the condiments and spices listed and nothing else.