This is our haul from a recent butcher trip and this is pretty typical for us. It’s actually missing a 40lb box of chicken backs on top of all of that only because I already had some in my freezer.
Whenever I shop, I stock up. I buy BIG. It doesn’t matter if it’s the grocery store or if I’m buying wine.
I prefer to buy in bulk so I buy a lot at one time.
The reason for this is simple, I do not like having to shop weekly.
In fact I hate it. Going to the grocery store once a week for supplies would make my head explode.
1. I have no desire to do that on a weekly basis.
2. I don’t have time to do that on a weekly basis.
So I plan my time accordingly and make a big shopping day. I know that I’m going to spend at least 2 hours (if I’m lucky) out and probably 30 minutes back home getting organized.
I’m okay with this because I won’t have to go to the grocery store again for three weeks.
Our butcher is located downtown at North Market. This isn’t a place that we frequent often nor is it a place that is close enough for a quick trip. There’s no running out just to get some bacon or chicken.
So when I have to resupply our freezer, I’m buying a lot at one time.
This should last about three months.
A few hours spent downtown and I won’t have to go back again for months?
Yes this means that I’m dropping some serious cash when I shop but for us and our budget it all works out at the end. Naturally if I’m not shopping on a weekly basis, the bill will seem high at the end. But that’s covering us for weeks or months if we’re talking about a trip to the butcher. It works for us and I’m happy with the results.
What’s your shopping schedule like? Do you buy in bulk as well or do you like to shop on a weekly basis?