Do you plan out a menu and shop for it or do you just look at what you have and try to figure out what you can make with what you have?

Do you plan out a menu and shop for it or do you just look at what you have and try to figure out what you can make with what you have?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    cute handwriting, op

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i though it was pretty shitty but at least its legible

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is like the weekly menu at a group home for adults with mental disabilities.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it has it's privileges

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I buy basics and usually have an immediate meal planned for that night/the next day but otherwise plan around how much meat is or will be in my freezer.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a deep freezer so i stock up for the month when meat goes on sale, i still have a thanksgiving turkey.
      I break the beef and chicken into portions and wrap it in foil then stick them in 1gal freezer bags

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I could never plan that far ahead so I prefer buying a week or two at the store, but I really could use my deep freezer for more than just the shit I don't eat but don't want to throw away.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    most of the time I just see what's on sale and plan a meal around it while I'm still in the store. like "oh chicken's on sale, and these mushrooms are a good deal, what can I build around that". or sometimes I get a craving for a particular meal I want to make in the near future. and then when those are made I look around at what ingredients I have left over and come up with something to use them up.
    so a bit of both, generally I plan ahead but not like a strict day-by-day itinerary, it's just a feeling of "oh I want to make this sometime in the next week"

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I look for what's good in the market and buy accordingly.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I put my shopping list in my phone like a normal person. If the NSA wants to know what I'm buying for food then they can also see what I'm saying about the israelites and glowies

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i hate having to keep opening my phone when i'm shopping.
      paper is just quicker and easier to cross off items

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Phone is easier because the app can be edited a million times without burning through an entire notebook

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          How scatterbrained are you for this to be an issue?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            How old are you that taking your phone to the store with you is too demanding?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >edited a million times without burning through an entire notebook
              Again, wtf are you doing? Your grocery list must look like a serial killer's manifesto

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    we grow/raise most of our food, so we plan meals based on what is ripe, harvested, butchered or preserved, on-hand.

    except for Tuesdays.

    Tuesdays are for Tacos.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i miss having a big garden but sometimes it kinda sucked when we had a giant harvest of something like okra by day 3 i'm DONE!

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I shop online. I buy a bunch of shit then make something with it. Or I might get an idea while I'm shopping and get all the ingredients for it.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do you have time to make all that? Are you just brainstorming?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      nope i cook everything from scratch because its the only way i can afford to eat what i want on my budget.
      I cook pretty much everything in about 1 hour, things like dough can be made days in advance so i make enough for multiple meal like i make burger buns out of my pizza dough recipe

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Where is this magical pizza from where the wagies care enough to autistically align the ingredients this way?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          i made it and it's autistically aligned like that because i had a existential crisis over whether the peppers or the pepperonis go on first

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thank you.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              ffs
              I almost never plan meals. I just buy deals and keep a stock of seasonal/sale vegetables. Stir fries pretty common. Sometimes I get a nub in my butt for something particular like meat pie or sardine sammie. But like I just keep pounds of chicken wings in the feezer for when I want chicken wings, slices of steak, sausage, etc.
              A deep freezer is pretty great
              Anon just mad a shasushka post, now I'm inclined to make it tomorrow. I have eggs, peppers, onions, rotel, etc on hand so it's not like I have to go shopping

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >shasushka
                never had it but it looks good but i fear it might look better then it actually is especially for the effort over just making scrambled

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                it's not really that much effort. I never made it for breakfast cause I rarely eat anything that rich for breakfast, but I make a variation of it with little kefta meatballs for dinner sometimes, it's pretty gud and easy to throw together when you have no other ideas

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                it's not really that much effort. I never made it for breakfast cause I rarely eat anything that rich for breakfast, but I make a variation of it with little kefta meatballs for dinner sometimes, it's pretty gud and easy to throw together when you have no other ideas

                i've made it many times before, I wouldn't call it breakfast. but I don't eat breakfast generally
                it's a nice light dinner/lunch and super quick/easy
                literally just cook up some peppers/onions/garlic, dump in canned tomatoes, create divits for eggs, crack in eggs, put on lid and wait 5 minutes
                wa la
                highly recommend. you can go italian seasoning or curry or cummin or mexican, etc

                How old are you that taking your phone to the store with you is too demanding?

                it's not demanding, it's gay. i keep pads of paper around
                >need something
                >pick up pad and pencil
                >write
                >carry and look at
                OR
                >need something
                >pick up phone
                >unlock
                >open app
                >type in app
                >phone locks
                >carry
                >pickup, unlock, open app, etc
                I write with a pen faster than I use a phone keyboard + it feels kino while doing anything on my phone annoys me. Sometimes I use my phone if I wanted to make a list without a pad around but I definitely prefer the pad

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >open app
                >type in app
                >phone locks
                When was the last time you used your phone?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                i use it all fricking day, I use it all the time. it does things more efficiently than most things
                i submit job forms throughout the day, check house blueprints.
                but not more efficiently than a notepad and pen
                I get texts and read emails and I write down the relevant information on a clipboard I can glance at conveniently
                but the weekend, when I'm not working? I don't fricking touch it unless I'm talking to family.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                i also play nikke, shitpost on Culinaly, and browse discord throughout the day while at work on my phone
                but those aren't effeciency tasks. grocery shopping is an effeciency task. I'll have my phone in my pocket and a bluetooth earbud playing whatever book I'm on but i'll be reading a notepad thrown in the baby seat
                this also applies when supplies shopping for jobs
                i fricking hate reading off my phone
                my eyes are perfect btw. it's just gay.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You use it all "fricking" day, but don't know that it stays on if you don't lock it, and that apps don't close if you don't close them?
                So at the store you are doing a full flush of your phone apps after every sentence followed by a lock, and yet I'm to believe you use it all day and know what it's useful for?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                yes i can leave my 600$ phone on with a touch sensitive screen balancing atop vegetables and booze and pick it up with my fat ass fingers desperately not trying to swipe away from google keep while pretending not to care I have 5% battery after 10 hours working construction
                OR
                I can just carry a tiny fricking notepad I can glance at and shove in my pocket or not care if it's precariously balancing

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I bet you feel really cool whipping out your pencil at the grocery store huh, really owning the zoomers

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                i don't need a pencil I already wrote everything down, it's just a thick paper pad to glance at
                but yes I'm cooler than zoomers and laugh at the idea of any of you confronting me in real life
                hell i even just bought a quest 2, I game all the time. I love tech
                but a physical notepad is superior to a phone based one if you're actually doing anything

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                based. a little penmanship > tiktakking some homosexualy ass notes in your phone like a hyperactive adhd riddled zoomhauer

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                This. I use a little pocket notebook and pen. So much more convenient to write stuff down and cross it off than diddling with a phone. Besides, it's not like I have anything more important that could be going in a pocket notebook.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                rightt? a pocket notepad is literally a personal obligation diary
                a phone is full of everyone elses problems
                i literally have a handful of saved pages from notebooks years ago of books/names/etc to followup on that directly relate to me from unique situations
                meanwhile my pc backlog is just full of drunk entertainment bullshit that i'll never delete or address

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            That looks pretty good especially with some beers.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          when you order pizza salami and there’s only one salami
          >i send it back

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's really a combination of the two, it's really not one or the other.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >people use lists at all instead of just relying on memory
    the frick?

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I always buy non-perishables in bulk and then shop according to what dishes I want to make for the week.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i used to do this but i descended into schizophrenia and currently only eat snacks like ritz toasted veggie chips

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are you the rich FTM troony with the pit bull?

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My menu is barebones, so I just get what I have or will run out of in the coming week. Sometimes, I have a desire for better than average dinners, but I have to make sure I use up all the ingredients for it because it might go bad before I get to use it all.
    The joys of living alone... :^(

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the tricks to living alone are:
      make things in big batches and freeze leftovers
      buy ingredients that can be used for multiple dishes
      use produce that's going bad to make stock

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Here's another, don't knock up or marry some b***h or have babies with it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this anon beat me to it

      the tricks to living alone are:
      make things in big batches and freeze leftovers
      buy ingredients that can be used for multiple dishes
      use produce that's going bad to make stock

      big batches but freeze in small portions, a lot of things freeze just fine for a month or two.
      If you have veggies like carrots, celery, onions, garlic, mushrooms and peppers going bad just freeze them until you have enough to make broth then freeze the broth in ice cube trays so you can grab out a few to make soup.
      Before i started doing this i was wasting so much money that i though home cooking was pointless

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Neither.
    We plan meals based on what's in season, what's on offer/special/"sale" and what looks good when we go shopping.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm trying to do this. I pretty much only make omelettes, hamburgers, chicken, pot roast and steak right now. Here's the menu I've been considering:

    1. Fried chicken
    2. Burrito/Taco/quesadilla
    3. Pizza
    4. French toast
    5. Teriyaki chicken
    5. Lemon/lime/orange chicken
    6. Chicken Tikka masala
    7. Thai chicken curry
    8. Egg fried rice
    9. Beef stroganoff
    10. BBQ ribs
    11. Waffles

    Idk what else to go for, I'm trying to keep it mostly high protein, high fat, low carb.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      do you eat pork? because a butt roast is stupid easy to cook and you wind up with +4lbs of meat.
      Picrel but there are a lot easier ways to cook it, i just cover with a dry rub then saute some onions in a dutch oven add the butt and a cup of water, cover and bake for 4-5 hours at 275f then another hour uncovered

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I try to stock my fridge with things I'll cook and some things that are ready to eat because my week consists of waking at 6am and getting back home @ 10:30pm due to full time work and school. I can't be assed to meal prep so I just eat at the food trucks during lunch and I have to choose between sleep/study/prepare dinner each night. I usually choose sleep or study so my food ends up expiring in the fridge very often. I'm just throwing money away on shit I never eat until the weekends and sometimes I'm so beat on the weekends I don't restock the fridge with fresh stuff and have to go the whole week with spoiling food in the fridge because I don't have even 15 minutes between work and school (school and work are located on an airfield, not even 5 minute drive from one to the other). I still haven't figured out a menu that works aside from cooking somehting Sunday and having dinner for the next three to four days. I need to buy a lunchbox. I make a mean pasta; secret ingredient = brown sugar.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For a minute I thought you meant for running your own restaurant/business.
    I hyper-fixate on one dish at a time until I find the quality of what I'm making acceptable. Sometimes that ends up being a couple days, sometimes, a lot fricking longer.
    I usually overstock on ingredients for things I anticipate to make repeatedly, otherwise, its just a staple in my pantry/freezer that I can use on the fly.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I hyper-fixate on one dish at a time until I find the quality of what I'm making acceptable.
      i do this to a fault, i think i ate chili everyday for over a month and i'm still not happy with my butterflied seared chicken with garlic beurre monte sauce, i want a creamy sauce not just melted butter

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah kinda. I've got around 40-50ish recipes that i make regularly, i got them printed out and laminated. Every saturday i pick out 7 and write down the stuff i need to shop to make them, i then buy it on sundays and then every time i finish making one of the 7 cards i picked then i put it into a new box and i continue like that until the first box is empty. Then i shuffle the second box and do it again. That way i kinda force myself to eat different things every day and make sure i don't just make the same sloppa all week every week. It works alright.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      thats like a properly functioning version of my system where i rotate between about 50 recipes based on which ones i remember that week then after awhile i go look at my recipes and think why haven't i made xyz in forever.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        get behind me satan

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          check

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          forgot pic

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The latter. It helps that I've refined my repertoire to use many of the same ingredients so it's easy to buy groceries without a meal plan.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      after i started cooking i realized that basically every spice blend was the same spices just in different amounts +/- one spice.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >say to myself "tonight/tomorrow i will make thing"
    >stop off on the way home to get shit for it
    >proceed to make thing
    Simple.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i have to drive 20min out of the way if i don;'t want my wallet to get ass gaped at publix

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ok

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          sucks bro

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