Thursday, January 23, 2014

Grocery Shopping

We do our big grocery shopping trips together, usually each Friday; however often one of us will stop at the store on the way home from work to grab other things we need throughout the week.  Between the two of us, we probably go to the grocery store a minimum of four times per week.

This evening Christopher picked up supplies for dinner on his way home, complete with a few extras.

Our typical after work snack is cheese and crackers, and he grabbed this cheese because he saw the word "butter" in the name and knew I'd like it:

I kinda, sorta like butter.  What can I say?  Butter's good!

Also in the bag was a fancy pasta sauce for dinner:

We both believe in paying for quality ingredients, and this pasta sauce is definitely quality.  The sauce is made in Italy in small batches, with ingredients that can all be traced back to the farm on which they were grown.  There are no artificial colours/ flavours, no preservatives, and no sugar or gluten.  It is also vegan, GMO free, and kosher.

The ingredients are:

Fresh vine ripened tomatoes
100% cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
Fresh sauteed mushrooms
Fresh sauteed Spanish onions
Fresh peeled, whole garlic
Fresh Genovese basil leaf
Mediterranean sea salt
Fresh ground whole black pepper
Chili Flakes

The sauce was so good that I caught someone stealing some of mine!

Get outta there!

We have special company coming for dinner on Saturday, so we'll head to the grocery store again tomorrow night to buy supplies for that ... then likely again on Sunday or Monday to buy for the week.

How often do you grocery shop?  
Who does the grocery shopping in your family?


Amber said...

We try to only grocery shop once a week at the most. It's the easiest way for us to stick to our grocery budget. Lately we've actually been going more like once every two weeks because we have lots of stuff in our freezer and pantry to get through! We almost always do our grocery shopping together but occasionally one of us will go alone or swing by to grab stuff on our own.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I usually only grocery shop once a week but I often have to go to 2-3 places depending on what I need. I would shop for often when I lived in Minneapolis as I could walk to the grocery store, but that is no longer the case, so I try to minimize the # of trips to the store because I HATE DRIVING. ;)

Anonymous said...

Lately, we've been doing a terrible job of grocery shopping. We haven't done a full shopping trip in over 2 weeks, just making quick trips when we're desperate for something. Needless to say, our meals have been very sad for the past couple of weeks. I've actually hired someone to help me out with shopping and will use her usually once or twice a month. I think it's time to make a shopping list for her so we can stop eating grilled cheese!