I really love to cook, but I don't like making out the menu. I don't mind going to the grocery store, but I don't like unpacking the bags & putting things away. Today was grocery day.
I plan a menu for 2 weeks worth of eating (yes, that's 14 dinners). I look through cookbooks, my favorite magazine http://www.tasteofhome.com/Simple---Delicious-Magazine, and ask the family as I prepare the menu. Sometimes it is a quick process but most of the time it takes me awhile. I like to make things different so I think that is why it can take me so long. I don't like to eat the same things over & over & over again.
After I prepare the menu, I create my grocery list. I do the bulk of my grocery shopping at Super Wal-Mart. However, I don't care for their meat department so I buy my meat at Publix or Winn Dixie. It usually takes me about 1.5 hours (I can get a little sidetracked at Wal-Mart).
When I get home I dread the carrying of all those bags from the garage into the kitchen. Then I have to put everything away & I always get on a tangent of organizing or re-arranging the cupboards. Finally once everything is put away I feel like I accomplished so much. In 2 weeks I will repeat the process again!