So many people I know are always asking me how I figure out what to cook for meals, how I grocery shop so inexpensively and how I hardly waste anything. Well, it’s because when I plan my grocery list, it is strictly off of a menu I plan for two weeks. Whatever the menu is, that’s what I buy. And, I tend to buy things that I can use in other meals.
For instance, I made a roast on Sunday. It was an English Roast, and it was about $12 total. We had the traditional roast, carrots and potatoes Sunday, then again on Monday, and last night I made a beef, rice, mixed vegetable medley. Normally, I would make spanish rice with leftover beef too. So, while I paid $12 for this roast, it was three nights of dinner. And, the broth from the roast is in the freezer, which will make great stock for soup or gravy.