so now that you have your bountiful basket stock full of produce it is time to plan the weekly menu. having a menu keeps you on task and on time in the grocery story. use the menu to plan your weekly meals and identify the items you still need.
doing this will save you time and money in the grocery store. those that meander around the store pick up items that aren't necessary, and inevitably you will realize during the week that something else is needed.....in turn, that equates to another trip to the grocery store (more time and money).
i also look for expensive meat items that are on sale. if i don't need them this week to fill my menu i purchase them anyway and use them the next week.