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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Master Grocery List

I love to grocery shop. I know, that's weird, but I do. I really, really do. I get excited about lists and comparison shopping and meal planning. I couldn't care less about shoe or clothes shopping; I'm not a good girl... Anyway, I have some tools that I use that make it more fun for me, but also could make it faster and easier for someone less passionate about groceries (I hear that's a thing).

My favorite is the Master List. I made a list of everything I ever buy (and put it on the fridge) so when I make my shopping list I don't forget anything. This is only practical because of one thing - I only buy ingredients. When I bought pre-made sauces and boxed meals my list was twice as long, but could only produce half as many meals. I do rely a lot on cans, specifically canned tomatoes, but they are so versatile! Salsa? Marinara? Tomato basil pasta? Roasted tomato crostinis? Jambalaya? All from one can? Come on! That's awesome!

Every once in a while we will make a recipe that calls for something else (sushi comes to mind) and some things on the list are rare purchases, and, of course, most of the dairy items listed are actually dairy free versions. I recognize other people probably have other staples that they can't believe I live without, but we are doing a-okay. :-)

Without further ado, the list:

Download:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1XPREkG03ueTjNkREpyQWxXakU/edit?usp=sharing

Thoughts? What did I leave off?

7 comments:

mcase727 said...

Cereal? And for my family cheese, but maybe that is one you choose to do without.

mcase727 said...

Cereal? And for my family cheese, but maybe that is one you choose to do without.

Snobizjc said...

We don't eat cheese except on rare occasion and we don't eat cereal for breakfast, but we do eat cheerios and shredded mini wheat as snacks so I should add those. Thanks!

Holly said...

Love this idea of a list. I'm the girl that dislikes the basic grocery store (love whole foods) but loves cooking. I can't believe I never thought of doing this - thanks this will help me.
Have you ever tried reusable snack/sandwich bags instead of zip lock bags? You can easily make them or buy them. Will save on all the zip locks and you can simply throw the reusable ones in the washer!

Snobizjc said...

Really, the washer? Cool! We wash the ziplocs unless they had meat or greasy things in them, but haven't tried the reusable.

Holly said...

yes just don't use fabric softener when you wash them, but they are great!

Sara said...

What i do when i am going shopping, i get the list on my phone, i send to my husband on whatsapp then when i am at the market i am checking list, but unfortunately he lost his phone so he need to download whatsapp again.