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+44 (0) 845 677 9418
Fosse Road North
+44 (0) 116 251 7045
16 Haymarket Shopping Centre
Central International Supermarket
+44 (0) 116 078 4974
76-80 Humberstone Gate
52 Granby Street
+44 (0) 116 247 1490
29-31 Western Boulevard
125 Hinckley Road
21 Belgrave Gate
+44 (0) 116 253 6121
40183 Belgrave Road
+44 (0) 116 253 1692
216 Belgrave Gate
+44 (0) 116 262 0720
4 Dryden Street
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Menu planning and making a list Without getting too Superwoman, or indeed, too Superman about this, planning meals ahead of time can be a great help for busy working mothers and fathers and for those for whom finance after divorce is tight.
Planning your weekly menus Have a black or white board in the kitchen on which, on the left hand side, you can make a list of all the meals you need to cater for over the course of a week. On the right hand side write a list of everything you need to buy. This enables everyone in the household to see what is going on and make their own suggestions. Simple and democratic.
The problem with this is that it can be a bit prescriptive but it doesn’t mean that if you see a fantastic offer on pork chops or spinach that you can’t either change your menu on the hoof so to speak or buy the additional item and store it to use at a later date.
If you are not organised enough, live on your own or simply can’t be bothered to think about what to have for supper on Friday on Monday morning then you are probably more likely to favour the ad hoc method of shopping. This also allows for a little more creativity as it is only too easy to get locked into a treadmill of tried and tested favourites.
Once you have decided more or less what you are going to eat for the next few days make a list. It is a good idea to have a master list of all the things that you buy regularly e.g milk, pasta, onions, cornflakes etc. Stick it up on the back of the kitchen door – or wherever - and check it when you are deciding what you need. It helps to ensure that you don’t end with twenty tins of tomatoes or forget essentials like butter or eggs.
Remember to take your list with you when you leave the house - and stick to it unless you see an amazing offer that you would be foolish to miss.
Children and shopping
If you have young children try not to take them with you when food shopping. So called pester power can add pounds to your bill if you are not strict and buying children sugar, fat and additive laden crap just to keep them quiet is never a good idea. Older children can be useful helping to locate stuff in big supermarkets and generally acting as gofers as long as they are made to understand that buying groceries is not a social occasion and that they will incur the wrath of shopkeepers and other shoppers if they use shops as playgrounds. A small treat can be useful as a bribe if they are genuinely helpful.
If taking younger children with you is unavoidable try to shop early in the day when shops are usually quieter and you have to spend less time queuing with a bored and demanding three year old.
If you don’t live within walking distance of your nearest shops or don’t have a car and money is an issue then consider sharing travel costs with someone else in a similar situation.
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