Here in UAE, salary comes only once a month so I make sure all necessary items are bought. I am the type who always stick to my budget no matter what. My friend would always tease me as someone who is stingy but when it comes to food, I make sure I've got chicken, fish, beef and eggs in my fridge with a dozen of yoghurt.
I noticed that if you have a planned menu for week or month and having all the ingredients on hand, it can spare you time and energy just to get the lacking items for your menu from a nearby "ducan" or store.
Going to the food section usually is on top my itinerary then head on next to household section for detergent powder, downy, etc. but of course I can't ignore beauty products to keep my day. A once a month visit to a Filipino store would always be my great treat getting my favorite skinless longganisa, dried fish and pork meats. At times I like the ho-hum-day walking in the mall just to get a glimpse of some products without buying them,lol.
What's in your grocery list? Share your thoughts with the rest of GT buddies here.