So this will be a quick one, but it goes well with last week’s Spreadsheet Wednesday: my pantry list. This is another one I keep laminated (or sheet-protector-ed) on the fridge.
The list itself is self-explanatory. These are the ingredients I keep on hand for various recipes. I don’t list these ingredients on my menu plan, since I assume I have them already. The first two columns are the most used, along with the paper products section.
I use a dry erase marker to circle items as a run out during the week. Then, as I prepare for a shopping trip, I quickly go through at least the first two columns to check for things that haven’t run out yet, but probably will before the next trip. That way, I don’t forget the eggs. Or the onions. It’s surprisingly devastating to run out of onions.
I’m thinking of switching to a system where I print out a new one of these every week and use a highlighter to mark items. Then I can just take it to the store with me instead of writing out the list separately.
Do you keep a pantry list? How do you keep from forgetting the eggs?