Have I mentioned that I love to make lists? And you know I love to eat. And I spend my days as a graphic designer. So what’s better than a professionally designed grocery list? For years I’ve been trying to figure out an efficient way to organize weekly meals, get the recipes and ingredients together and get home from the grocery store with everything on my list and without a headache. I think I figured it out. And I want to share it with you.
It’s a simple, three columned grocery list. On the left is a section to list what the meals for the week are. Start on whatever day works for you. Include breakfast, lunch and dinner or (like me) just include dinner (main dish and sides). Go through the week and write down what ingredients you need from each section of the store. This made the actual shopping trip go so quickly! There was no more running back to produce for that missing jalapeno or running back to dairy to grab shredded cheese. Amazing. When the sheet is all filled out and you’re ready to head to the store, fold it in thirds, hiding the week’s menus. This gives the paper some weight so you can cross items off. and you can easily flip back and forth and see the whole list.
Ta da! I hope this simplifies your life at least a little. It has mine. And if you have suggestions for the list (I’ll consider it a work-in-progress) send me a note. To download a pdf of the list, click below: