Monday, July 13, 2009

Grocery Shopping and Meal Planning

Things are getting back to normal now and the weekly menus will be one of my Monday activities. I like to shop on Monday to get a fresh start on the week. Today I tried shopping on base at the Commissary. What fun! Before we shopped at Publix, and they had a great selection of all sorts of produce and organic food. The prices were a bit high though. On base, one of the perks of being in the military, you get the discounted prices at the commissary. I had my list and my menu in hand, and I went around looking at all the great items they carry. The produce was fresh, and plentiful.
This weeks menu is:

Breaded Chicken with homemade hummus and mango chutney
Jamaican Rice and Peas (Red beans and rice)
Grilled Shrimp with rice and avocado
Grilled Chicken with Cinnamon garlic brown butter pasta!

The menu was planned this way to use up some of the items I have in the pantry so that I can re arrange. I figure it is much easier to eat what is in there then fix it so that I can be more efficient.

Back to the shopping, I found one thing that was fantastic at the store. I love nutella, and usually I don't buy it because it is expensive. At publix it was 4.65 a jar (too much). When I was browsing the aisle I found that delicious jar sitting next to the peanut butter and the price tag was 2.71!!! I'll take two thanks!
It was a good time, and I will be doing all my shopping there from now on.

1 comment:

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