I love grocery lists. Mine, yours, your neighbours’, your cousin’s wife’s. I love them.
I love going to the grocery store and finding a list someone left at the checkout, or in the meat department. I pick them and read them. I try to figure out what they might be cooking. It’s like an episode of ‘Chopped, Grocery Lists Left Behind’ edition.
What are you going to do with all of that stuff?
I look in peoples’ carts, and what they put on the conveyor belt.
Yes, I’m that person. I can’t help it. If this bothers you, avoid me at the grocery store because I can’t stop doing it of my own volition.
This morning I sat at my sister’s and came up with this week’s menu and grocery list.
This is how it all worked out.
Today’s grocery pick-up included:
brown rice fusilli
Vega protein powder
Tostitos cantina chips
Tostitos red pepper chips
Daiya mozarella shreds
paremesan garlic texas toast
beef sirloin roast
lean ground beef
maple pecan and walnut mix (oh my goodness – so good)
frozen pineapple chunks
turkey pepperoni (allergen-free)
package of mixed italian deli meats
Here’s what all of this good stuff will be making this week:
green smoothies for breakfasts
bacon and eggs one morning
beef roast and all the fixin’s
salmon, asparagus, and sweet potato dinner
curry shrimp and rice
pasta with meat sauce
I love the feeling of already knowing what we’ll be having for dinner this week. It really helps us avoid the ‘After Work Panic Snack’ that happens when you get home from work and you’re searching your pantry and refrigerator for something for dinner and you eat the equivalent of your dinner while you’re figuring it out. Disaster.
Let’s see how close we’ll stick to the plan.