Monday, November 8, 2010
Does it make anyone else happy to have a fridge full of groceries? Since having the new baby I have not ventured out grocery shopping with both kids during the week. So I have started making a list for a weeks worth of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners and I go grocery shopping once a week on Sunday mornings while my husband stays at home with the kids. Not only is this more convenient, but I really enjoy the couple of hours that I get to spend by myself. And I get to concentrate on shopping which makes using my coupons and searching for deals even easier. I find that my produce stays good for about as long as a week but not much longer. I also put all my meat in the freezer until the day before I am ready to use it and then I put it in the fridge to thaw. And I also put my bread products in the fridge so they don't go bad. This is such a change from my life pre-second baby. I used to go to the store three and four times a week and not meal plan that far into the future. The other problem I used to run into was buying my produce at Walmart. I love Walmart for most things because their prices are so low. However, their quality of produce sucks and it would go bad sometimes a day after I brought it home. Now I go to a higher end store and get my produce separately and it generally stays good for the whole week. There are few things that make me happier than opening my fridge and seeing it full of food. It is very comforting to know that I have food for the entire week and I don't have to think about what to make that particular night. Thanks to my meal plans I know exactly what I am making for the whole week. The nice thing too is I plan to have leftovers. So on that night when I am just too tired to cook dinner, we can have leftovers instead of ordering Chinese food or a pizza.