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How do you grocery shop?

The Dairy Queen | Aug 22, 2009 10:02 AM

Okay, I know this sounds like a crazy question as I've been grocery shopping my entire adult life, but how do you grocery shop efficiently, yet take advantage of specials and what looks best?

For instance, this morning I went to the grocery store with an idea of what I wanted to make for dinner. I checked my pantry before I left the house and made up a shopping list. When I got to the grocery store, I felt like I wanted to change up my whole plan to accommodate some great-looking seafood that was on sale and some summer fruits that looked better than I expected them to. But, it took me forever to get out of the grocery store, because I was no longer shopping from my list, and I was scrambling to remember some recipes that would work and trying to remember what I did or didn't have at home that would work with my new menu plan.

Inevitably, whenever I try to be flexible or spontaneous, I forget or duplicate something, and sure enough, on this trip I had to make a second stop on my way home to pick up something I suddenly remembered I'd forgotten.

I'm sure there's a better way to do this. How do you do it?

Thanks in advance for your ideas.


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