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Oh My! What A Long List..


Please don’t peek too closely at my long list of groceries but I have a household to nourish you know ๐Ÿ˜‰

For this week’s The great book of lists, our grocery shopping list is the prompting word.

I have a love and hate relationship with shopping, but it’s unavoidable and since I cook virtuallyย every day except on evenings thatย we eat out thus, my grocery/shopping list is a quite lengthy.

I actually have a typed list on my computer which I print off and take along with me, even though taking the list has never stopped me from buying something that’s not on it, especially if it looks like a good bargain ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have two phases of shopping. Regular shopping marts for everything and a visit to the African store for condiments to make our native soups and delicacies ๐Ÿ˜‰

I always like a full larder and I do bulk shopping twice a month and then pick up fresh goods like vegetables, bread, milk etc as the need arises.

My children accompany me and sometimes Dear Himself can be talked into tagging along when he’s not at work.

My kiddos are learning to sniff out good bargains too which is a mix of joy at their company and exasperation ๐Ÿ˜‰

The list runs from food items in one trolley and other needed household items in another basket.

Meat: We are Carnivores. Sometimes I think I am breeding little Tigers.

Fish: To balance out the meat.


Ham, sausages etc:

Eggs: We ate lots of eggs. Scrambled, poached, boiled, omelette…

Cheese: Yess!!! I love cheese

Beverages. My children like Nesquick or Nestle Milo.

Milk. Everyone takes full cream except me *not that it’s helped much :/


Waffle mix




Fresh vegetables

Fresh fruits: Lots and lots of mix of oranges, grapefruit, pomegranates,

watermelon, bananas, dates, clementines, avocado ….

This list could go on for ages so I will let your imagination do the rest.

Somehow, a bar or several of chocolate have a way of sneaking into my trolley ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey! Don’t judge! What’s a girl to do anyway? ย Chocolate always goes well with a good book ๐Ÿ˜‰

ยฉ Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha




23 thoughts on “Oh My! What A Long List..

  1. I love shopping in general including grocery shopping.
    Meat: We are Carnivores. Sometimes I think I am breeding little Tigers.<<<Oh I can relate, my family are carnivores they can't have enough meat, it sucks for me to be the only vegetarian in my family

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  2. We are spoilt here in Dubai with availability of food, but that spoiling makes it harder to compact the list! My shopping always ends up with “off-the-list” stuff , including chocolate (it is so NOT on my list) but then you come across such delights as pear and blackberry 80% dark chocolate bars and well….I am currently, yet again dieting…I blame dubai ๐Ÿ™‚

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