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Hey there supermom. Looks like you have your hands full feeding and keeping track of those lovely children. I'll bet getting dinner on the table is one of the trickier parts of your day, trust me, I only have two kids and dinner seems as though it sneaks up on me every night. Tonight my husband asked "When's dinner going to be ready?" and I had to answer him "Considering I haven't even thought about it yet? Longer than expected."

Whoops. 

But it's okay! I am always prepared for nights like these, nights when my oldest has gymnastics and my baby decides to throw a fit. Nights when standing over the stove isn't an option. Nights when ordering pizza sounds like a really good idea but in reality it's not. Tonight dinner showed up as bits and pieces of several different things. I sliced avocados, I tossed up a salad from a bag (bless the salad in a bag), I baked a little frozen cheese pizza and sliced up some strawberries. Sometimes when it comes to meal planning it isn't so much planning the meals down to the last detail, it's about having several different things on hand that can be thrown together into a meal consisting of real food, not just take out or delivered pizza. 

There's a few things I always buy when I head to the store because they always get eaten and they're always ready to go. Baby carrots, a bag of salad, lunchmeat, berries (when in season), bananas, avocados (when on sale), cottage cheese, frozen vegetables, tortillas, cheese, and cereal. Yep. There are those nights we have cereal for dinner, but when you can throw in a handful of berries or bananas? It's far more fancy than just dry crunchy stuff in a bowl with milk.

What are your grocery shopping staples?

by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Replies (31-40):
Wish2Be
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 8:22 AM

 

Quoting ceciliam:

Greek or probiotic yogurt, whole grain tortillas, babybel cheese, eggs, almond milk, popcorn kernels to air pop, apples, bananas, cucumbers, tomatoes.....

 I love babybel cheese rounds, but I am the only one that eats them. I dont buy it often :(

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elasmimi
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 8:31 AM

I always have pasta, olive oil, and pine nuts or almonds. And frozen peas. This is my ddd's favorite meal. We keep flash frozen chicken breasts for dh.

jessicasmom1
by Bronze Member on Apr. 20, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Milk, fruit , cheese 

ceciliam
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Yes! I always need to have Barilla Plus in my pantry:)

Quoting Rushn311:

pasta, alfredo/spaghetti sauce, milk, bread, cheese, butter, chicken breasts


ceciliam
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 9:58 AM

I get them for my son. He loves them!

Quoting Wish2Be:

 

Quoting ceciliam:

Greek or probiotic yogurt, whole grain tortillas, babybel cheese, eggs, almond milk, popcorn kernels to air pop, apples, bananas, cucumbers, tomatoes.....

 I love babybel cheese rounds, but I am the only one that eats them. I dont buy it often :(


ceciliam
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Olive oil is another one of my staples too:)

Quoting elasmimi:

I always have pasta, olive oil, and pine nuts or almonds. And frozen peas. This is my ddd's favorite meal. We keep flash frozen chicken breasts for dh.


ceciliam
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Baby carrots I keep on hand to give my dogs as treats.

Quoting babyboxfish:

You reminded me I have some baby carrots I just bought!  Yes!!


ceciliam
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Sounds a lot like my kitchen:)

Quoting Wish2Be:

 Usually Almond Milk, Organic Yogurt, Frozen Veggies ( these last longer ), and from Produce : Seasonal Fruit, Bag Salad, Red Onions, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and occasionally Eggplant. :)

Thats aside from the meats and other necessities.


dusky_rose
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 10:09 AM

We usually have meat in the freezer, plenty of pasta and veggies and other things available to make dinner when needed already.


I'm thankful for a hubby that loves me, 4 healthy children, a warm
place to sleep and enough food for our meals... God bless America!

Rushn311
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Yes, me too!

Quoting ceciliam:

Olive oil is another one of my staples too:)

Quoting elasmimi:

I always have pasta, olive oil, and pine nuts or almonds. And frozen peas. This is my ddd's favorite meal. We keep flash frozen chicken breasts for dh.




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