Recently the established pattern appears to be to going grocery shopping on Sundays. Grocery shopping tends to go one of three ways:
- We need groceries… I don’t have a list, but we are already out. I bet we can figure it out while in the store. *proceed to store* Meal prep for the week is a bit disorganized and I typically end up running out again to pick up something we missed or we change plans for a meal we can manage with items we already have on hand at home.
- We are at home… Asks Ben, “What would you like to have this week for dinner?” Proceed to ask questions until we finally end up with 3-4 dishes and then I fill in the list with weekly needs and restock items or household things we currently need. Proceed to store together. Meal prep for the week goes well. 🙂
- We are or just I am at home, and I proceed to make the grocery list alone. The list includes all the meals I will enjoy and at least one I believe Ben has been wanting. Proceed to store either with or without Ben. Meal prep for the week goes well.
My preference is always number 2. Oh and I like to reuse the blank side of envelopes to write my lists. My mother does this and I just like to think it’s my way of reusing before recycling. 🙂 How do you make your grocery list and plan for meals in your home?