Grocery Shopping

Today I have to go grocery shopping. I am not looking forward to it because I have to work on Saturday so I can’t go to the Farmer’s Market and am instead going to get stuck in nightmarish Austin traffic going to the co-op. Wah wah my life is so hard.

I did a lot of planning for this most recent trip in an effort to curb going out to eat and the ever present, “What is for dinner tonight” conundrum. I actually planned all my recipes (from Fat Free Vegan, 101 Cookbooks, and A Domestic Affair), plotted them out on my google calendar, and made a list of everything that I need so I will not be buying everything at the store that looks good. I will let you know how it goes! It won’t be as fun without experimenting but maybe it will free up more time for life.

For a while now I have been using Pocket Mod for my grocery listI really like it because it is tiny and I can make little sections like, “Bulk” and “Produce” on different pages which makes actually shopping a lot quicker and easier. I hate being in the bulk section and suddenly seeing “oranges” and going to the other side of the store.

I also found a master list of grocery items that helped figure things out. Normally, I just keep a list on the fridge and update things as I run out of them but then I never remember things I am almost out of. Here it is in case you need one too.

master_grocery_list

4 thoughts on “Grocery Shopping

  1. twoveganboys

    I make a mealplan every week to avoid impulse buying at the store. If I didn’t I would over spend b/c everything looks to good especially at Wheatsville. The boys and I will be braving traffic in the early evening to grocery shop. Ugh. I planned next week’s menu from just one cookbook. I am anxious to taste all of the recipes. I am cooking out of the cookbook Vegan Planet. Hope you have an awesome weekend.

  2. johnny livesay

    That is an extremely comprehensive shopping list. As someone who works in a grocery store, that seems overwhelming to me. Then again, all I do is look at food every day, so everything is overwhelming…

  3. lazysmurf Post author

    johnny- I liked that it was so comprehensive so that I could look it over and make my list from that list, that way, I don’t have to remember everything. If I worked at a grocery store I might lose my mind, I already think about food way too much.

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