Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Thursday is Grocery Day

Well, Madison is going to a local water park today ...with church all day....shall I repeat this???ALL DAY!!!!!!! Thursday is my grocery day and I finally have gotten used to taking Miller with me. He sits in the front of the buggy like a BIG BOY with his cart cover I put in so he can sit in it and not get any germs?????????? He loves looking at everyone and everything. He plays with his toys and tries to grab my shopping list.
I meal plan every 2 weeks.....does anyone else do this or even no what I'm talking about? I sit down and plan our dinners out for 2 weeks and write down every ingrediant I need on my grocery list. I also add breakfast items and lunch items. This has worked well for us for a long time. We grocery shop every 2 weeks....and dont go back for anything. I watch what I buy and try to save money. Every now and then we get some fun things....as Madison would say...froot roll ups or and extra pack of cookies.
Grocery Day is a big day...I go to the grocery and Walmart....which is enough itself...Miller is always tired at Walmart so we go down the toy aisle and entertain.
I dont really look forward to going to the grocery on Thursday but I do enjoy having food in the house...just one of those things we have to do. Let me know if any of you meal plan.....or have any other ideas.....
Have a great Thursday, while I'm at the grocery
Jen

7 comments:

Dee said...

Great to hear there is a fellow meal planner out there. This is what we do as well. I like being organized and as a stay at home mommy we must save money. So - this is my favorite money saving idea. And personally - I don't like going to the grocery store more often than I need to!!!!!!!

mom of 2 said...

I meal plan, too. I think it makes things easier for me! I'm not as precise on my timing, but I usually go around every 2 weeks, but I usually end up running to the WalMart neighborhood market down the street for milk between big trips. I'm going to the grocery store today, too. Have fun!!

Sandra said...

Well you sounded like me LOL I have always used menus to plan my grocery trips. I shop every two weeks also, plan my menus, my grocery list according to those and I also add breakfast and lunch :)

Have fun at the store :)

Antique Mommy said...

Aaaah! I remember when Sean was in the cart-cover stage. Now going to the grocery store is a different experience, but I try to let him "help" and that makes it more fun, albeit lengthy trip.

No, I don't meal plan. I have no idea what I want to eat tonight let alone two weeks for now, so the broccoli I bought would go bad and get thrown out before I felt like making something with it. I do keep a pantry that would make a Mormon houseweife proud, so I can pretty much put together something at the drop of a pin. I admire women who can do this though. I makes sense.

RANDI said...

I generally do a big-shopping once a month (Sams and Walmart) and then I go to the grocery store once a week for much smaller trips. I am trying to minimize that though. We just seem to "need" something all the time!

Christina said...

I have a plan, but I rarely stick with it. With so many kids in the house they eat foods I usually plan on cooking with, so when I go to cook usually one ingredient has already been consumed. Also I go a lot for bread and milk. Almoste every other day.

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