Kitchen Tip Tuesday: Groceries and Snacks
I do all my main shopping at Winco which is a large grocery chain along the I-5 corridor. They are comparable to the "super" Walmarts, but I think have more to offer. I love their bulk section and their costs of course. Yes, I have to bag my own groceries, but really I don't mind. I couldn't buy what I buy for what I spend at any other store. I also pick up a few items at Costco. Mainly Chicken, Salmon, bread, T.P. (it just lasts longer..and with three females in the house this is important), and their cases of water and maybe a few other things here and there, now and then, but not that often. I also go to Trader Joes's especially for their baby potatoes, chicken broth and other odds and ends.
Keeping within my budget is possible by making my menus ahead of time and making a grocery list. I keep it on my computer and update it as I need things. I steer clear of too much processed foods, or "quick to make" items and snack items like chips, cookies, icecream etc...those are treats and not on a normal grocery list. The main canned things I buy are tomatoe paste, sauce, a few soup items, beans and I just haven't been able to get away from microwave popcorn. I also buy "generic" brands when I can. Oftentimes I can't tell the difference. I included some pics from my recent trip. The T.P. and water from Costco are missing from the pictures, and maybe a few other items...can't remember.
Looking at the pics doesn't look like much, but the cart was full!