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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

SHS - February - the original post, thanks to Amber! :)

What with my computer being incredibly slow, I haven't been updating as much as I would like. Perhaps this is also because I have not been doing so well with my habit forming.

This past week I did some inventory, with hopes it will help me with grocery lists and menu planning. I'm not so sure it made much of a difference at this point, but I am hoping it will soon. I am going to attempt to make a master shopping list, and see if this helps build a positive habit that will save time, finances and perhaps my sanity.

Some of this has changed since I've made a few meals and went shopping since I inventoried, but this is basically what we have (with exception of the deep freeze which I have not yet had a chance to go through)


  • olive oil

  • vegetable oil

  • red wine vinegar

  • balsalmic vinegar

  • white vinegar

  • apple cidar vinegar

  • spaghetti saue

  • salsa

  • mustard

  • dill pickles

  • tomato soup

  • consomme

  • beef consomme

  • beef broth

  • chicken broth

  • chicken noodle soup

  • chicken and vegetable soup mix

  • onion soup mix

  • diced tomatos

  • tomato sauce

  • pizza sauce

  • tomato paste

  • flakes of ham

  • chickpeas

  • kidney beans

  • evaporated milk

  • condensed milk

  • coconut milk

  • oranges

  • corn syrup

  • creamed honey

  • liquid honey

  • peanut butter

  • baking powder

  • vanilla

  • graham cracker crumbs

  • molasses

  • bread crumbs

  • icing sugar

  • brown sugar

  • chocolate chips

  • corn starch

  • cocoa

  • cinnamin

  • taco seasoning

  • peanuts

  • almonds

  • pecans

  • pudding

  • jello

  • oatmeal (pkg)

  • candy canes

  • lasagna noodles

  • spaghetti noodles

  • macaroni noodles

  • rotini noodles

  • egg noodles

  • penne noodles

  • oriental noodles

  • hot chocolate

  • iced tea

  • chocolate sauce

  • apple juice boxes

  • pinneapple juice boxes

  • sun dried tomatos

  • puffed wheat

  • cherrios

  • shreddies

  • quick oats

  • homemade granola (think I got the recipe from the Lazy Organizer?)

  • barley

  • rice

  • crapinabox

  • gum

  • dip mix

  • cake mix

  • croutons

  • soda crackers

  • sugar

  • flour

  • nacho chips

  • marshmellows

  • popping corn

  • peanut butter chips

  • Coke

  • V8 Juice

  • potatos

  • garlic

  • onion

Spices in Pantry (extra)

  • salt

  • pepper

  • bay leaves

  • cumin

  • minced onion

  • garlic poweder

  • chili powder

  • onion powder

  • ginger

  • onion salt

  • garlic salt

  • tandora

  • oregnano

  • curry

  • parsley

  • taram

  • rosemary

  • red pepper flakes

  • basil

Spices in Jars

  • basil

  • cayenne

  • celery salt

  • chili powder

  • curry

  • dill weed

  • garlic powder

  • ginger

  • onion powder

  • oregano

  • paprika

  • parsley

  • rosemary

  • taragon

  • thyme

  • coriander

  • garlic salt

  • onion salt

  • nutmeg

  • cumin

  • italian seasoning

  • tumeric

  • tandori masala

  • garam masala

  • ground cloves

Upstairs Freezer

  • homemade apple pie (not anymore - we ate it while my MIL was here)

  • freezies

  • meat sauce

  • lasagna (not anymore)

  • baked potato soup (not anymore)

  • hamburger soup

  • frozen corn

  • green peas

  • brussel sprouts

  • BBQ'd hamburgers

  • meatballs

  • leftover turkey

  • banana

  • perogies

  • basa fish (not anymore)

  • shrimp

  • pitas

  • pan buns

  • bread

  • straberries

  • wieners

  • mozza cheese

  • tart shells

  • garlic sausage


  • pancake syrup

  • maple syrup

  • strawberry jam

  • green and red marachino cherries

  • HP sauce

  • plumb sauce

  • ketchup

  • BBQ sauce

  • Chicken & Rib BBQ sauce

  • mustard (djon and yellow)

  • relish

  • hotsauce

  • soy sauce

  • worchestershire sauce

  • lemon juice

  • margarin squares

  • milk

  • feta cheese

  • creame cheese

  • cheddar cheese

  • parmensan cheese

  • sour creame

  • pickles

  • mayo

  • miracle whip

  • cheese whiz

  • margarine

  • eggs

  • veggies

It looks like a lot, but it's mostly ingredients. Hopefully one of these days I'll figure out the best way to start a master shopping list and use this as a resource for menu planning.

Edit: thanks Amber for helping me find this! whoot! :)


Anonymous said...

yay! it's up! glad to be of service. ha!ha! :D

The Lazy Organizer said...

Great idea to have a master list you can check off. Even keeping a copy in your purse to take to the store can help remind you of things you might need.

Sorry about your computer troubles. That's the worst!

Christine Rockwell said...

The master list is great! And meal planning CAN be a great tool, when I use it it works great! I usually post my meals for the week on Monday so I can easily check back to see what I'm makin that night! Good luck being SMART this week!

Rebecca said...

Glad you were able to find your original post - I'm so glad for autosave. I've never done a master list but also haven't attempted meal planning. Sounds like a great place to start getting organized. One thing though - syrup in the fridge? Doesn't it get kinda hard and difficult to squeeze out? I keep mine in the pantry. Oh and my flour is in the freezer because my friend told me about weevils and I flipped. You can look them up on wikipedia if you want, but I warn you if you don't like bugs you won't like the pictures. Have a great week!