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I am a meticulous list-maker. You would think that would make me a great grocery shopper but, oddly, it doesn't. I have detailed lists of the ingredients I need to cook dinner but I somehow never know what to get for snacks. Fruit, cheese, whole-grain crackers, nuts, yogurt . . . what? And it all seems to get eaten so quickly.
(Confession: it may seem to get eaten so quickly because I've been shopping something like every ten days so the kitchen is totally bare by the time I drag myself to the store.)
And then there are the snacks that I won't buy because I'll single-handedly eat all of it before anyone else knows it's in the house (chips and salsa, I'm looking at you).
I realize that this is totally a first world problem and I am so incredibly lucky to be able to waltz over to the grocery store any old time and buy fresh, healthy foods for myself and my family. For crying out loud, I even managed to find fresh lemongrass yesterday.
But keeping our house stocked with food you can eat without an hour of preparation is a weakness of mine. So I'm asking for help. (Personal growth, here I come!) What staples do you buy each week?