• Kate Elizabeth

Grocery lists

I love a list. The order one can make in a chaotic mind simply be writing things down, one after the other - usually next to a neat little hand-drawn square - is astounding.

So correspondingly I have many lists. Many books for many lists.

My book of grocery lists makes for very interesting reading. It is from when I first moved out, and even though I was living on my own, I did it in style!

Every week I bought:

  • proscuitto

  • pecorino

  • bocconcini (I think there was a cheese theme!)

  • capsicums for roasting

That was just some of my 'standing order' items. And then when I had people over, I got even more creative!

I had some of my favourite girls over for an afternoon tea and served:

  • chicken sandwiches

  • chilli plum chicken cakes

  • scones

  • madeleines (I remember I had trouble getting them out of the pan)

  • Turkish delight rocky road

  • meringues

Oh! And I just found my menu from a Trivial Pursuit night:

  • homemade guacamole

  • pear, date and cinnamon chutney

  • bruschetta

  • mini pizzas

  • baked beans with Indian flavours (NOT the beans out of a can)

  • baby pavlovas

So as well as having the satisfaction of writing the list, and then ticking things off the list, I also have the wonderful memories the lists evoke.

Note to self: must make more pear, date and cinnamon chutney.