[M.M.X.I.V. 341] Chicken or egg?

I will choose the chicken, but that is just because I have more of that in stock than I do eggs at the moment.  Ha!

However, what I am referring to need not deal with either of them.  What I want to reflect on: Grocery shopping!

Yesterday, I went to the Village Market Place to stock up on produce that should tide me over for the (then-12) days of my remaining time for the calendar year in Chicago.  If I don’t have to make another grocery trip before I leave, wonderful.  (If something that I can freeze or that is non-perishable goes on sale next week, however…)

I had no particular plans about what meals to make before I leave.  However, with broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and colored peppers, I will definitely make some stir-fry (as I did last night), at least once I will make shawarma-style chicken or schnitzel.  I also got potatoes, so mashed potatoes will be made.  I’ll also have burgers and fries or hot dogs and fries before I leave.

Oftentimes, I base my grocery purchases on what is on sale, and later make my meal plans from what I got.  This week, though I chose to wing it with my meal plans, I got the everyday low prices from VMP on the produce that I got.

As mentioned two paragraphs above, I then decided what my meal plan will be.

However, there are times where I plan my meals ahead of time and THEN go to the store in order to get appropriate ingredients if necessary.  This is a very rare occasion, and the most frequent reason that I do it is for my annual chili-making.  Even if it is something else that I would like to make (such as blueberry muffins), I will often wait for sales on blueberries.

Readers: do you plan your meals ahead of time and buy accordingly?  Or do you buy what is on sale and then plan your meals around that?  Or do something differently entirely?


Today is the three-hundred and forty-first day of M.M.X.I.V.  That makes forty-eight weeks and five days.

Today is the three-hundred and forty-third day of Mission 441.  Ninety-eight days remain.


4 thoughts on “[M.M.X.I.V. 341] Chicken or egg?

  1. I’m not much of a cook, but I don’t pay attention to sales either. I just usually go to the grocery store and rack up on whatever I see or whatever my son calls attention to. I don’t really care for grocery shopping, so I try to get in and out as quickly as possible.


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