Friday, February 06, 2009

No recipe, just a grocery rant





I didn't get a chance to type up a recipe for today so you'll have to settle for this picture. He's 7 months old already - can you believe it?

My question today is why is it that the smaller my shopping list, the more I seem to end up spending? I went grocery shopping last night and even though I hadn't finished my menu planning for next week and I was only going to pick up what I knew I needed so far, I still spent over $140. Okay, I bought batteries as a donation for the daycare center but that was only about $9 (they were buy one get one free so I got 4 packs for that price). I got confused and picked up a pork roast that was on sale in the other grocery store. That was another $9. Yikes! Can I return a roast for no good reason except it was too expensive??

My biggest mistake was making stromboli with my current favorite pizza dough last week. My husband loved it and he'd probably want me to make it every week but it's expensive to buy 3 different meats and two different cheeses to make it. I'm only making it again this week because his nephew is coming. That probably added $15- $20 to my cart (but there will be extra meat to have subs for dinner on Sunday evening).

It just frustrates me that every week I plan on spending less and I don't. I have no grocery willpower.

End of rant.

Have a nice weekend!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm more than happy to settle for that picture. Makes you just want to grab that adorable little face for kisses. He is sooo cute!

Jan

Wanda said...

Awww...what a sweet little boy! Yes, he really is growing quickly.

I mentioned you on my blog today, with a photo of your N.E. Steak Milanese that I made for lunch. Your photo sure does look better than mine does! I was in a hurry, because I was still cooking, so the sauce was just slopped on.

Jessica said...

I am in the exact same boat! I set a stringent grocery budget for this year and thought I was doing pretty good - oops, tallied all my reciepts for January and I went over. My goal for February is to make a list for each trip and ONLY buy what is on the list. Wish me luck! :)

ThursdayNext said...

Its been a while, but its good to be back visiting here. I just went grocery shopping this morning. I am on Weight Watchers and doing well, but of course it makes grocery bills more expensive. I also find myself spending a lot more time in the store making sure I am purchasing the best deal!

Mrs. L said...

7 mos? Wow time is flying by!

You are not the only one who is amazed at the grocery bill. Even when I'm "cutting back" and buying cheaper cuts and brands it still seems so expensive.

Laura P. said...

just wanted to say that your son is really adorable!