Firstly, I haven’t been food shopping in almost 2 years. I get most of my food home delivered, some bits and pieces along the way I grab from the shops (like extra fruit and vegetables, more milk) but the bulk of it I order online and have delivered right to my kitchen bench. This has saved us so much money as we buy only what we need (you can add to your online shopping list throughout the week as your stocks decline) and not the incidentals we see down the aisles. We also buy a few more of an item if it is on special.
Secondly, the most important skill I have learned since Lucy has been eating what we have been eating (from about 12mo) is to create a menu plan. I must credit http://planningwithkids.com/ for this – I have also subscribed to this blog and I receive so many fabulous family friendly recipes and ideas almost every day. Therefore with the menu plan, I can buy exactly what I need for the fortnightly/monthly menu plan. Read the rest of this entry »