Grocery List 101

Menu_pad_3 Typically, I am a haphazard grocery list creator. I may jot down a few items on a random piece of paper, but I don’t always leave the store with everything I need. Resolved to do a better job (and avoid revisting the store twice in one week) I snapped up one of these handy menu planner pads at Stacey’s Books a while back, and slapped it onto the refrigerator.

Now, if I am planning my week’s shopping and have some new recipes to try out, I start with one of these sheets instead of a random sticky pad. It helps me keep track of all the special items I’ll need, while prodding me to check my cupboards for staples I tend to just assume I have on hand.

Now if only I could find a way to avoid the long checkout lines…