...to do the grocery shopping any more. Ever again. For the past three weeks, I believe I score an EPIC FAIL when it comes to grocery shopping. Not because I forget key items, or walk out of there minus several meals or without the toilet paper. No sir, I wish that was the case. The problem is, I keep going over my budget. Why? Because apparently I am VERY hungry at the grocery store.
Also, please keep in mind that it has been about 8 years since I have even attempted to shop without making a weekly menu and shopping list prior to stepping foot in the store. If I leave the list at home, I have been known to turn around and go back for it. Or like today, I sat in the parking lot for 10 minutes before going in so that I could make my menu and list. And I do get everything on the list. So, proper planning for the trip is not the problem. The problem (apparently) is that I also get approx. 36 additional items that weren't even close to making the list.
And I have begun a new habit of stock piling. We currently have 4 bags of bagels in the house, 6 cans of rotel, 6 boxes of cereal, 2 boxes of cheez-its, 2 boxes of triscuits, 3 bags of soft tortillas, 4 containers of cream cheese (you need a variety of that to go with the 4 bags of bagels), 10 boxes of pasta, 3 boxes of stove top, and my baking stash? Yes, its been replenished.
Tonight, I did pick up a package of freshly made crab stuffed mushrooms (as a side dish to our angel hair pasta tonight. What??? Who does that???), and then spent 12 minutes having a serious inner war with myself on whether or not I should also get a package of lobster ravioli. Like I have ever eaten lobster ravioli in my life. Sheesh.
So perhaps I need to swap some bills with Chris - I'll pay the power, water, catv and phone and he can shop. Because clearly I should not be allowed to do this any more.
My Papa and my brother would be very proud of this behavior. ; )
I come back with extra of however I'm feeling at the time. For instance, last weekend, I was very thirsty at the grocery store so I came home with minimal food but enough hydration for an army. :)
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