‘The Pioneer Woman’: How Ree Drummond organizes her grocery list

‘The Pioneer Woman’: How Ree Drummond organizes her grocery list

Need to make a quick meal for friends or family, but don’t have the time or energy to cook? Drummond has a great tip to get a delicious meal on the table in no time. In the holiday 2019 edition of “The Pioneer Woman”, a reader asks Ree Drummond to recommend a dinner recipe that will help her prepare a meal without having to make a big mess afterwards. “What simple dinner recipe do you recommend for a mother who is too tired to cook a big meal and clean up a big mess”, asks the reader.

Ree Drummond offers a great solution. This is what the “casual country girl” suggests for those nights when you don’t have the energy to cook and fear the cleaning afterwards:

It sounds like a cop-out, but you can’t beat my 7-Can Soup on those nights when you don’t want to make a big mess or go to a lot of trouble. All you have to do is crack open the cans and throw them in the pot. The result is magical!

How Ree Drummond organizes her grocery list

‘The Pioneer Woman’: How Ree Drummond organizes her grocery list

How does Ree Drummond organize her shopping list? Drummond admits she’s not much of a planner. In the autumn issue 2018 of “The Pioneer Woman” magazine, she shares her method of organizing her shopping list:

I’m not a planner, so I came through my method with trial and error. About once a year I go to a warehouse club and buy things in bulk, like flour, rice, beans, canned whole tomatoes and M&M’s (for baking, not sweets… haha!). Then once a month I go to our nearest big supermarket, an hour away, for staples. I buy 10 to 15 pounds of butter at a time! Our local shop fills the weekly needs, like milk and eggs.

Ree Drummond also shared a funny story about how she once used a horse trailer to stockpile in warehousing clubs. “I once took a horse trailer, albeit a short one that we did for shopping in a warehouse club,” revealed the star of the Food Network.

How Ree Drummond stores leftover baked goods and treats

How does Ree Drummond keep the leftovers from the bakery and how does he treat them? Last year, in Drummond’s holiday issue, she answered a reader’s question about her food storage method. Drummond gave a humorous answer and said that sweets don’t really last that long in the Ree Drummond household:

I’m not very good at holding treats – they’re eaten pretty fast in our house! I never keep homemade sweets because they’re just too tasty, but things like cookies, cinnamon rolls and other soft baked goods freeze well. I generally freeze them in their finished form, wrapped in plastic film and then in foil.

Written by Emma Fisher

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