Here’s one of my simple solutions that has paid off in happiness and convenience.
Several years ago, I created a grocery list on my computer of all the things I normally buy. The items are grouped by category and arranged in the same order as the aisles in my grocery store.
I keep several copies of the list in a binder, along with my recipes, list of favorite meals, a highlighter and a pen.
Once a week, I sit down with my binder and plan my meals for the following week. I highlight the items I need and write down any “special” items that aren’t listed.
On the back of my grocery list, I also list the planned meals (so I can remember what I am going to make). When I go to the grocery store I can quickly find what I need and cross the items off as I get them.
This has cut down the amount of time I spend planning meals and the amount of time I spend at the grocery store.
Submitted by Kay Gallegos