Once we have a meal plan ready, I go back through the recipes to create a shopping list for a big shopping trip. This one I divide out items by area in the store to make it easier to grab things (especially since we visit two stores to get the best deals while shopping).
What goes onto this list is everything for upcoming weeks that can be frozen or is canned/in a jar plus all the ingredients for the upcoming week's meals. We have staples that we get on almost every shopping trip (eggs, milk, yogurt, fruit/vegetable on sale) that round out our other meals for the week.
I eat breakfast at home every morning while Mike usually gets something at work and makes breakfast at home on the weekends. We eat leftovers or make simple wraps/sandwiches for lunches and dinners (if it's not a day we're cooking).
Weekly: Smaller Grocery Shopping Trip
Since we do one big grocery shopping trip, our weekly trips tend to be quicker and just replenishing our staples plus the perishable foods for the upcoming week. Depending on what is coming up for the week we can sometimes just go to Aldi to get everything but usually we go to Aldi and either Cub or Target (depending on whether we need paper/laundry products). Right now, I'm doing grocery shopping on Saturdays (after my run) and usually make it to Aldi right when they open so I can get in and out quickly.
Do you meal plan?