Using the Grocery List
Every month there will be a printable grocery list that you can use to prepare for our OAM cooking BIG DAY. All you need to do is download and print the grocery list, keep it in your purse or near your coupons, and each time you are at the grocery store purchase the items that are on sale off of your grocery list.
Here are some things you should take note of when using the grocery list:
- The grocery list is for ALL of the items that you will need to make enough meals for 2 families. We make the assumption that one person is doing all of the shopping for the cooking team. If you are shopping separately, please note that you will need to purchase 1/2 as many items as are listed on the grocery list.
- When PRINTING, it is designed to print as portrait, NOT landscape.
Areas of the Worksheet:
We have gone through each of the recipes from the months menu and listed the TOTAL quantity needed to make all of the items for 2 families. If you are changing some of the ingredients, making less or more of a certain meal, you will need to change the quantities of items that you are needing to purchase. If you are following the menu exactly for 2 families you will not need to alter the quantity at all. If you are doing an OAM Cooking BIG DAY by yourself, shopping for your half of the supplies, or only doing half us much simply cut the quanitites in half.
This is the master list of all of the ingredients that you will need for completing all of the recipes for OAM Cooking BIG DAY. The ingredients are broken down by typical areas in a grocery store. Also, we left room for additional items to be added in the event that you wanted to add your regular weekly shopping items to this list each week as you go shopping!
This area is for you if you would like to keep track of where you are buying items. I will post where I buy my items from each week so that you can see where I got my great deals. You do not have to keep track of which store you bought what items at if you don’t want to; however it could be a great reference for you in the future.
Cost Per Unit
This is the amount that EACH item, container, or pound cost you at the store. This should be listed as price – coupon = unit price. There will be cases when you buy 2 of an item at one price and 2 of an item at another price. In this case, we would need to add an extra line to the sheet to indicate the price difference. It is up to you if you want to keep track of this. I will be keeping track of the cost per unit on my master sheet. This will also give us some baseline prices for future purchases.
Indicate how many you purchased at that amount. This column will also help us to see if we have other items left to purchase towards our overall total.
Price per unit x Quantity will give us our TOTAL. We will keep track of this amount each week. It will help us to know if we are staying on target for our weekly and monthly budget. It is up to you whether you keep track of these items yourself.
If you would like to keep notes about special sales or prices this would be the column to keep it in. Also, if you still have a certain quantity left to purchase you could also keep a running count and total here. Also keeping notes of coupons used can be very helpful.
I hope this Grocery List will help you throughout the month. It should help with making sure you have the right items to do your OAM Cooking BIG Day but also that you are saving money overall.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about using the Grocery List or other documents you find on this site.