I'm getting into a rutt, again.
Here are my staples:
I check the local adds to see what meat is on sale, then decide which of the stores I will stop at that week. We have 4 grocery chains, I don't do more then 2 a week, more like 2 every 10 days or so.
I get stew meat, chicken breast or thights, maybe a turkey breast, chops if they are on a good sale, same with cube steak or steak tips or a roast.
then each week I buy: baby carrots, a mellon or two, juice to make flavored ice cubes & to make home made jello, loaf of bread or sandwich wraps / tortillas. a bag or two of frozen veggies (usually one bag mixed then a bag of lima beans, or peas or green beans), granny smith apples. if i have been good a pint of ben & jerrys, sour cream, fresh berries if on sale, yogurt(large tub of plain low fat & a few small serves of flavored), skim milk, vanilla soy milk. fresh veggies. bags of salad mix & baby spinaach. 1/3 pound or so of deli tureky or ham to top salads with. sour dough pretzle nuggets.
staples I keep stocked up on: Extra virgin olive oil, spicees (sea salt in grinder, pepper in grinder, parm cheese in grinder, parsely flakes, garlic minced in jar, whole garlic when onsale, Chinese 5 spice, cinnamon, ) white rice, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, cereal (LOTS of cereal I mix a plain cereial (grape nuts, cheerios, rice crispies) with a sugar cereal (fruit loops, cinnamon toast crunch, cinnamon life.), also stock up on Special K red Berries, Special K Chocoalte if on sale. butter (cut sticks in quarters & freeze in zipper bag), vinigar. knox unfalv gelitin packets. canned tomaotes & tomatoe paste. stewed tomaotes. jars & cans of picekles & oilives. chick peas. lemons & limes if on sale or juice or true lemon & true lime. mustard, honey, hot sauce. pop corn kernals. tea bags & herbal tea bags. (loving Lipson Pyramid Teas, get when On sale & with coupon.)
wow. I guess I do keep alot more on hand then I thought... just hitting a rutt with my cooking....