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What’s on your typical shopping list? Let’s chat!

What is on your typical shopping list?? When you go to the grocery store for your family, what is a necessity? What is a want?

I know when I go, I have two lists. One is a physical list of things that will make meals for my family, and one is a mental list of all the things my kiddos and hubby want!

Every time I grocery shop, I get….

Bananas, milk, bread, eggs, other fruit on sale, yogurt, canned/frozen veggies, noodles or rice

With this short list, I know I can make a dinner, breakfast and have lunches for school. I also use this list while looking at recipes I want to make and things that are on sale.

Let’s brainstorm here.

Spaghetti and sauce for the whole family could cost $2

French toast $2

(Using burger from the freezer) a “hotdish” can be made with egg noodles, ground beef, cream of something soup, beef broth. Easy, quick, delicious. A big pot, feeding the family, costing $5

Tater tot hotdish (ground beef, cream of something soup, frozen veggies, tots) about $6

I love going to ALDI to get many of these ingredients at a cheaper price for just as fabulous products! I also know you can find great deals at other grocery stores with and without Coupons!

The wants.

I can’t forget about those. 😉 The prepackaged snacks are my hubby’s favorites. Oh so not good for you, but a want for sure! I tried to make them treats and put them in baggies. These only work one in a while, lol!

Wants for my girls?? Fruit snacks, ice cream, chips, brownies….. Do they get them every time? Heaven’s no!! But sometimes I get one of them as a treat.

Hate to buy, but are a must?

Toilet paper!! Ugh…. Who hates to buy stuff that you flush down the toilet??? Me!! But ya kinda need it!

But really….

I try hard to shop from my own pantry and freezer first. Then, I go shopping for things to fill in the gaps. Sometimes you just need the basics, and sometimes you need the whole store. I say, get some favorite recipes, try some new ones, and make a list (or 2!) 🙂

Let’s think. What’s on your typical shopping list?

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