We’re leaving to go the Costco soon with a friend. The plan is that we’ll get food for the 6 of us to have over the course of our long weekend. There’s a slight problem: the menu was never discussed. The idea of going into Costco without a list is absolutely awful. That’s exactly how we end up spending $500 in less than 30 minutes!
Based on experience I know that we like cooking simple meals and somehow allows end up in the overpriced mini-mart outside the town collecting something. As I’m the one spending the initial sum I’m hoping that this plan works for all:
Breakfasts: bacon, eggs, toast, strawberry scones
Lunches: sandwiches, leftover dinner; we’re visiting a chip shop on one of the days
Dinner: steak and fries, hamburger, hot dogs
With this breakdown, I’m hopeful that we won’t over purchase or end up with waste.
UPDATE: We did well! We did end up needing more eggs and opted to get coffee refills for the hosts. In addition, to what’s listed above we picked up:
- a salad
- 4 bags of chips (only 2 needed)
- fruit tray
- Tray of peaches
- Juice boxes (next time buy a bottle)
- mini tomatoes
Next year, we’ll pick up a veggie tray instead of the salad.