- We put the pad of paper up on the refrigerator, next to the goofy clips that hold coupons, receipts and photos of our cousin ShelbyLooHoo, who is sweet enough to send a new photo every school year.
- We make sure to have an ink pen clipped TO the pad of paper.
- On the left side, we list any items that we run out of. This becomes law in the house. If my loving husband notices that I am leaving for the store, he will frantically run to the fridge to write down the 16 or 17 items he ate or drank the last of and was waiting to put on the list. (Not that this has ever happened… every single time I go to the grocery store.) The list is easily removable and makes grocery shopping a snap. Before I go shopping, I also go through and list items that I need from recipes I want to try making in the near future.
- On the right side, we make a list of all dinners that we have ALL ingredients for. In other words, when I get home from the grocery store and am putting away groceries, I list the dinners I know I can make. Usually, this will just say Pizza, Pork Chops, Chicken Breast, Chicken Strips, etc. etc. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Although, sometimes I do put the specific recipe I’m going to make. As I make the meal, I cross out the meal on the list. Thus, we ALWAYS know what we have to make.
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