Sunday Groceries

Recently the established pattern appears to be to going grocery shopping on Sundays. Grocery shopping tends to go one of three ways:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 🙂
  3. 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.

Coffee and Grocery list

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?



7 Comments Add yours

  1. CIndy says:

    Gwen’s Mom (me) – I also like to use envelopes for grocery lists because I put my coupons to use right in the envelope.

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    1. Gwenlynn says:

      I tend to forget my coupons… hmm I need to work on that.


  2. loristory says:

    Envelopes, iPhone Notes, tiny scraps of paper, no list at all, and make it up as I go. My husband is the exact opposite. He can’t live without Post-it notes, and he always buys the same things. Sometimes I wonder if we’re from the same planet!

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    1. Gwenlynn says:

      Different boats for different folks…. and it if floats it floats.


  3. We do all of our food shopping online but I am exactly like you, in that I use the back of used envelopes to write the shopping/grocery lists. I used to use actual paper but I now see the merit in using the back of envelopes, as they are so convenient and otherwise wasted material if I don’t use them for this purpose. At least household bills now serve some kind of useful purpose. Meal prep is always difficult though, I buy core stuff from the online shop but I still have to go to another shop to get bits I’ve missed or it I feel like eating something different to what I’ve originally bought. Most of the time I let expiry dates dictate what food we are eating unless we have nothing in the house but frozen food and I forget that it is there and go out to buy something to cook immediately 🙂

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