Making a Grocery List

As I’ve mentioned before, I am a huge proponent of menu planning; for a multitude of reasons, one of them being the money it saves.

Once I finish my menu planning for the week, then comes the making of the grocery list.

I pull out a sheet of paper (old-school, I know) and make 3 columns: FRIDGE, FREEZER & PANTRY.  I go through each meal on my calendar and write it’s ingredients in it’s corresponding storage column.  By doing this, everything I need to make everything I have planned for the week is now on my list.

Next, I go through each the fridge, freezer and pantry and check for what I already have and what I need.  If I have it, it gets crossed off, and if I need it, it gets circled.  Once I’ve gone through all three places, I make my grocery list from the circled items.

I do make the list on my phone, so I’ve safely exited the stone age and am now back in the beautiful digital age.

It’s not rocket science, but it’s a nearly fool-proof way to make sure that you get what you need on your list.

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