Please don’t peek too closely at my long list of groceries but I have a household to nourish you know 😉
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 virtually every day except on evenings that 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 😉
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 😉
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 😉
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
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 🙂
Hey! Don’t judge! What’s a girl to do anyway? Chocolate always goes well with a good book 😉
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha