Menus, Groceries….you know, behind the scenes

The purpose of this blog is to post recipes that are tried and true in this family.  That said, I’m posting today with kind of a behind the scenes view of my kitchen….you know, the planning stage…..more specifically, making menus and buying groceries.  This is an area where I’m actually VERY organized (and those of you who know me, know that organization is NOT my forte!)  I could go on and on about it (and if there’s interest, I will do other posts along these lines in the future), however, lately there have been MAJOR changes in our life and today I happened across a WONDERFUL blog that I’m just starting to dig around in, but already I’m in love!  It’s WholesomeMommy (and there’s a link in my side bar under blogs I follow).  More specifically, I’m reading a series of posts entitled Oh SNAP! REAL food on a Food Stamp budget.  Now, I am currently NOT on food stamps, however with my SuperHero retiring from the Air Force and starting to go to school, moving to Maine, etc., our life is being whirled and twirled and we’re still waiting for things to settle.  We’ve got money coming in FINALLY (that military hurry up and wait does NOT end when you retire from the military!) so we’re trying to play catch up as well as trying to adjust to a new income and new cost of living.  Lots of things which simply mean that I’m relearning where to buy, what to buy, etc.  We’ve gone from bi-monthly pay to monthly pay, so I’m trying to figure the best way to purchase….for the month, or continue with bi-monthly and set money aside?  We don’t have a lot of “wriggle room” really and prices are VERY different between Utah and here.  I don’t have a garden here either/yet.  So, all that to say, I’m learning the best way to shop and cook in my new home in my new life.  If I can figure out how, I will post my blank grocery list as that is something I’m still using and has been requested several times.

Ok….tried…..will wait for GeniusComputerGuy to get home from school and get him to figure it out for me.  😀