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11/4/13 4:17 P

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We always shop with a list - my husband starts it and I usually finish it. We have our meals planned for the week too. We do buy sale items and add them to our food storage.

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11/4/13 9:23 A

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I usually shop with a list because I am out of something specific and don't want to forget it. But like some of the rest of you, I have things I buy on a regular basis and so don't really NEED a list because I add them automatically. However, I need a better system because I often buy what I THINK we're out of and aren't, or I don't pick up something because I think we have it and don't. I am not a fan of the "make a list and stick to it," because there are often unexpected sales, especially of day-old bread or near-expiration produce and dairy.

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11/4/13 8:52 A

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I don't generally shop with a list - I rotate the same basic ingredients throughout most of my meals, so I am usually buying the same things. The only time I shop with a list is if I am planning to have company over. Most of my meals are planned in advance, but sometimes I do walk into the kitchen and let myself get "inspired" by what I is available to determine what I will make for dinner.

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11/4/13 8:13 A

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I don't make a list for the things we buy every week like meat, eggs, produce, cat food etc. but do write thing that we buy less often and we are low or out of.

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11/4/13 7:06 A

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I generally shop without a list because I buy the same things week to week ie. vegetables, fruit, eggs etc. If I am making a new recipe and I don't have several of the items it calls for I do bring a list. I do have a meal plan for the week, it is loose as things can change but I generally know what we are eating day to day.

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I have done this in the past. Not a good plan and I would usually come home with a bag of groceries that I should never allow in my house.

But now, I've finally learned to make plans ahead (occasionally I am not ready). I am lucky to have a DH that likes to shop, does a great job of it, buys great bargains and healthy stuff and even when I'm not on the ball and have it all planned, I can find something in my refrigerator that makes a healthy meal.

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GM, Team!

Almost scared to ask a question today after yesterday's question and issues, but here goes.

Have you ever gone shopping without a list or any idea of what you want for dinner, in the hope of being inspired by something from the store?

I hope none of you has to do this kind of thing any more, as in we all have our meals planned in advance!?

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