I have a deep-seated aversion to grocery shopping so I do it as rarely as possible. I particularly dislike the madness that reigns in the lead-up to Christmas and other holiday periods.
I need to restock some of my bulk stores plus buy a few special things for Christmas so I will be going to Simply Good and Aldi on my way home from work on Friday. I always shop with a list as it helps me to buy only what I actually need and also ensures that nothing gets overlooked. This is particularly important as it is an 80km round trip to Simply Good from home.
I have checked the stocks, including the bulk buckets that are in the cupboard downstairs.
Wholemeal plain flour
Glace cherries **
Turkish bread rolls
Fancy savoury biscuits **
The items marked ** are special for Christmas but everything else is part of our normal shopping.
I aim to not have to go to Simply Good until early March if my calculations of quantities are correct. I only go every few months now but my aim next year is to actually quantify it and go once per quarter – March, June, September and December.
I will probably go to Aldi once more before Christmas for more cheese, milk and juice.
There should be enough meat to last until early in the New Year and fruit and vegetables are usually bought every 7 – 10 days to supplement whatever is growing in the garden.
What are your Christmas shopping plans?