The meals are planned, the list is made...now is the time to make the last grocery shopping trip before Christmas! I like to get my shopping done and get all my supplies and ingredients in and put away by December 20th. That way, I have the peaceful feeling that comes from knowing we are all set. No running to the store at the last minute and no fighting crowds. In addition to my Christmas menu items, I also stock up on household supplies. I make every effort to avoid shopping between Christmas and New Years Day. That way, we can relax and enjoy the entire week together. Some of the things I stock up on are pictured above...Paper towels, napkins, toilet tissue, paper plates, paper cups, laundry and dishwasher detergent, and plastic silverware .(One thing I forgot to add to the picture is soap.) So make your list and check it twice...and get shopping!