I am done with the grocery shopping for the next 2 weeks . . . . well at least the majority of it. I will be back at the store in about 2 days for more milk. I really need a larger refrigerator, but not in my kitchen. A larger refrigerator would take over the kitchen! Grocery shopping in one of my least favorite household chores. It is not easy to feed 7 people, three of which are teenagers and 5 of which are ALWAYS HUNGRY and always tell me there is nothing to eat! How did my mom do it!
Our grocery bill is huge, especially since 3 of us can’t eat wheat or gluten of any kind and I only shop the outside perimeter of the store. I can only imagine what it would be like if I shopped the whole store! It is typical for us to go through 15-20 pounds of fruit; 4 gallons of milk, 2 loaves of bread (for those who can eat wheat bread), 3-4 pounds of cheese and several of the large tubs of yogurt (we make a lot of smoothies) and who knows how many pounds of meat!
However this time I made my menus up for the whole week, got my list together by store and went out to do the 2 week shopping stock up. It was actually more than just the regular 2 week stock up since I had let many things run out over the summer. Now that we are back in school, the cupboards are stocked and I am ready to go for the next few days at least. The list made things go much faster, even though I had kids with me “helping” with this task. Over all 3 hours isn’t bad and I got it done in one afternoon! Generally I do it over three days!
Now if I could just get someone to cook dinner tonight!