I went grocery shopping on Friday.Â I know that some people (Hi Kim!) hate it, but I actually enjoy grocery shopping.
I usually have a shopping list written before I leave (neatly divided lists for each store that I go to – yes, I am a list-person! I don’t function without lists!), but I also like to be inspired when I am actually atÂ the store.
I have a list of things that always find their way into my shopping cart – my basics, so to speak – which would be multi grain-sunflower seed-bread, milk, CoffeemateÂ®, butter, pasta,Â potatoes, canned corn and diced tomatoes,Â salad mix, cheese, grape tomatoes.
For hubby there must be meat (!), hash browns, eggs, rice,Â cereal, sourdough bread, lunch-meat and mayonnaise.
Do you see a clear, cultural difference here?
You could easily tell from our respective shopping lists that I am German and he’s American :)
Albeit,Â I have to say that we’veÂ convergedÂ on our eating habits and I enjoy some eggs and potatoes for breakfast every now and then, whereas JÂ doesÂ enjoy some multi grain bread with jam occasionally. (Hasn’t he come a long way? :))Â I love to prepareÂ my home-cooked German dinners for him, while he makes some kick-ass burritos. I think it works out pretty well in the end. We get the best of both worlds :)
Anyways, back to the shopping.
As previously mentioned, I am the proud owner of a Costco membership card now and I spent twoÂ whole hours there on Friday.
I just love perusing the aisles, much as if it was a department store, and picking out things that will fill our fridge or freezer.
I really love me a full fridge.
Even though you can practically get anything Â at Costco, some of the packaged food is way too much for two people to consume before it expires. What works well are the frozen and non-perishable items. If our kitchen wasn’t so small, I would have really stocked up on some things.
Well, who am I kidding, I did stock up on quite some things… just not as much as I would have liked to :)
There were only a few things left that I had to/wanted toÂ get at Trader Joe’s and/or Safeway and I think I will be making a run to Costco now every other week or so.
Do you have a favorite place to (grocery) shop? Certain items you will buy from only one particular place? Do you shop with a list or without one?
Tell me your grocery shopping habits. I’d love to hear them.