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!