I love making lists but eventually I get away from using those lists and like right now, I need to relocate them and do a makeover. This month, I am doing a makeover for my ‘Menu Planning Binder’ and that includes redoing my ‘Master Grocery List’ as it is completely outdated.
I shared about the total mess my Menu Planning was in and included my “Weekly Menu Memory Jogger” printable which rotates the categories I choose to prepare my meals for each day. It might sound like this is over-complicating the process but really it isn’t. This sheet is filled out once and referred to when I am selecting what I will make for supper for the upcoming week.
It will help to jog your memory and it provides variety so it is easy to stay out of a rut. Pasta four times in a row gets old fast. Believe me. I’ve been there, done that!!
Why Make a Master Grocery List
Even if you forget your list and leave it at home or in the car (I’ve done that repeatedly) your brain will be more organized and prepared.
Just having taken the trouble to make a list helped me to visualize and remember what I needed to buy.
Most of the time.
It helps you to think through what is in your pantry and fridge in preparation for grocery shopping.
There is a natural process between making your menu and writing out what you will need for each meal.
The extra time it takes for you to prepare your list will save a tremendous amount of time in the long run.
A Repeating Master Grocery List
You can make a new grocery list each and every time you go to the store.
Did you ever notice that you are writing down pretty much the same things each week?
I am going to be making and sharing a “Master Grocery List” that will be for your weekly trips to the grocery store. You can use my list and run to the store, or take my idea and run with it.
I hope as I redo my Meal Planning Binder that it will help you to simplify and implement a working system so you will find it easier to get meals on the table for your family.
Put an end to having a meal planning mess!!
My Challenge to YOU: Put together a Meal Planning Binder, either make your own forms or use mine to start making meals a more enjoyable family time instead of a time of stress for mom.
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