So, I'm thinking about changing the way I grocery shop. Right now, I plan my whole week's menu in advance. This is usually based on what meat, pork, chicken, or seafood that I have in my freezer. I peruse multiple cookbooks, until I find what I want to make, trying to even it out, so that we don't have 3 chicken meals that week, or that I have included seafood. This has worked fine. The problem is the new grocery store that I'm shopping at. It has all this wonderful produce that is not on my list, so I walk by the sweet, tiny fresh carrots, the bright green baby bok choy, and pick up only what is on my list because after all, I have an entire week's menu planned. So, I think I might change it up. Shop and buy what looks good, and then come home and decide what to make with it.
This is really scary to me. It's like jumping without a parachute. I will still definitely have to plan a menu for the week. When I come from teaching school all day, the last thing I want to do is think too much. I like knowing what I'm doing. The difference would be that I would plan my menus after the fact. I guess the key to this is having a well stocked pantry.
Help me people, how do you grocery shop? What works good for you?
And to reward you for reading all this dribble drabble, I've included a picture of my cat, Smudge.