I’m one of those people who would like to look in other people’s shopping carts at the store but I hold myself back so that I’m not too rude. I can get some good ideas from snooping though and that I would give you a virtual look into my weekend groceries.
I stopped in at Trader Joe’s over the weekend. Usually I look at a couple of my staple grocery stores ads to see what is on sale for the week and start to menu plan. I really did not have my stuff together before Saturday but when I had the opportunity to go to the store I thought I had better grab it planned or not. This trip was not as planned out, but I think planning on going heavy on produce is a good strategy in our house.
I always start with the fruits and veggies section of a store so that I give good cart real estate to the good stuff. The winners: a couple of bags of romaine, baby spinach, kale, broccoli slaw, carrots, avocados, snap peas, tri-color peppers, cherry tomatoes, oranges and frozen peas.
Followed up with dates for some baking next week, two frozen entrees (Indian and Mexican), pecans, granola bars, and TJ’s nutella.
I stopped at another store for a standing rib roast (Matt’s request for his birthday dinner). The TJ’s trip set me back about $120. As I look at the pictures I can see a lot of waste in the packaging, and can see ways that I could save money by getting less convenience food (packaged lettuce, pre-cut veggies). But all in all I was happy to have so much beautiful produce that will help fuel our week.
Jack thought Free State was the most interesting find of the trip.
Any Trader Joe’s favorites I need to add to my next trip?