Organized Shopping

So in addition to the weekly schedule of things I blog about, there will be special features of some of the categories. I get to introduce one of those today! It’s the recipe of the week! It will be located at the bottom of the blog for the day and it will be a really yummy recipe that either I found that week, one that is a family favorite, or one of my sister’s excellent recipes. I will also include a download to the recipe in a format for importing into the Daily Home Planner!

While I’ll be the first to admit that I have no business talking about cooking to ANYONE! I only started to cook when I became a stay at home mom a whole year ago. I’m still learning the ropes in the kitchen. In fact a favorite story of my sister’s is the day that I called her wondering why my broiler wasn’t working. I told her that I took all the pans out of the drawer, but it just wasn’t heating up! Until I realized the broiler was just in the regular oven instead of the drawer below the oven. So as you can see… I’m NO expert! Not even close. I have books though! Lots and lots of books!

So this is an organization blog, how do you keep your cooking and food organized? Today we will discuss shopping. A good shopping trip is all about planning ahead. I know when I forget to get my list together before my shopping trip I always have to make a second trip later in the week. That second trip gets expensive, because I see other things that I want to buy.

  • Keep a list – If throughout the week you keep track of the things you run out of you won’t be rushing the morning of your grocery trip figuring out what you need to get.
  • Get the non-perishables in bulk once a month – This includes things like toilet paper, shortening, diapers, etc. This way you can concentrate on the fresh food the rest of the month.
  • Clean your fridge the day before – This way you will know exactly what you need from the store. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve purchased ketchup only to realize I already have 2 bottles!
  • Start in the middle of the store, then do the perimeter – Get fruits, vegetables and bread last so they don’t get squished by the rest of the items in your cart.
  • Use Coupons! – In the words of my sister and Dane Cook “You gotta have coups man!” Seriously. Last week my sister went to the store, purchased 30 items… spent $15, SAVED $105!!!!!
  • Go Online – Check out online sites like to find great deals!

Happy shopping!

Recipe of the week

Yogurt Chicken

2c. crushed Ritz crackers
16 oz. plain yogurt
3 T. Parmesan cheese
12-20 chicken tenderloins or 6-8 breasts (boneless/skinless)
2 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 c. butter

Preheat oven to 350. Mix crackers, cheese, and salts in a shallow bowl. Place yogurt in another shallow bowl. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel, coat with yogurt then coat with cracker mixture. Arrange on a 9×13 pan, drizzle melted butter over the top. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
Download Recipe for DHP HERE

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    1. Stephanie 08:39am 28 September - 2008 - Reply

      Great tips! I’m gonna have to try the recipe this week. Thanks.

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    2. bahce 07:50am 27 September - 2008 - Reply

      This is very useful, thanks 😉

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