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Grocery Aisle Nightmare

Being the obvious super mom that I am, decided to finally take the plunge and plan out a menu for the week (which you can see at the top of the site). Of course many of you have been doing this for ages and it comes naturally to you.

But I however, have never gotten it together long enough to make this happen. Unfortunately it ended in me feeling like a major newbie. I got my recipes together (which, I will post with pictures throughout the week), made a list and set out to the store this afternoon. Obvious recipe for success. WRONG.

Here are the major mistakes that I made:

1) Created the list in order of recipes, not by category. So once I finally got finished with all the ingredients to one recipe, I had to go BACK to the produce aisle to retrieve yet, more vegetables.

2) Not understanding the layout of the grocery store well enough. I was constantly searching all over the store to find what I needed.

3) Taking C when it was not her prime time of the day. End result: both of us nearly losing our cool.

For all of you who feel like me, I took it upon myself to search the internet to find what a common grocery store’s layout is. Here is what I found:

I hope this helps many of you spare yourself the embarrassment that I endured.

Note: The picture does not seem too clear, but if you double click on it, it will enlarge.

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2 thoughts on “Grocery Aisle Nightmare

  1. Sheila on said:

    a little birdie told me about your blog and I love it πŸ™‚ About grocery shopping, up here at Martin’s each store has an aisle-by-aisle directory of the store … don’t know if other grocery stores do that but I am so neurotic that I write my grocery list twice – first by recipe & thinking what we need, then going through my store directory and writing the list in aisle order, crossing out each item from the 1st list as I go. It makes grocery trips soooo fast!

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