Monday, August 6, 2007

Groceries at Last!

I think Johnnycakes and I have set a new personal record for the longest we have ever gone without grocery shopping. It's been three whole weeks since the last time we have gone to the grocery store. Let me tell you, I would not recommend it. We spent twice as much money on food eating outside the house and our diet has been pretty unhealthily. This is not a good example to set as a food blogger who tries to promote the benefits of home cooking!

I would blame our hectic work schedules but I would also blame our full social schedule for our inability to get to the grocery store. We have been very busy with work but we've also been having a lot of fun hanging out with friends and family. The other truth is that I just plain dislike going to the grocery store. In fact, I don't like to shop much, period. I tend to prefer visiting local markets and shopping on a daily basis but you can't really buy soda or bulky items that way.

I have been contemplating starting to use a grocery delivery service more regularly, such as Safeway or Giant's Peapod. The Food Maven blog addressed this topic today. Maybe I should take that as a sign that I am just not cut out for these arduous grocery excursions. My problem in the past has been the scheduling but I'm sure I can manage if I really want to.

For now, Johnnycakes and I are excited that we can enjoy our favorites, such as Silk Chocolate Soy Milk, Kashi Go Lean Blueberry Waffles, yogurt, seltzer water... The list goes on. How much did we spend? I spent around $157 and some change and that included plenty of meats to prepare healthy dinners, fruits, veggies and some frozen meals for when we are in a pinch!

Now we just have to get back on our weekly Sunday evening visits to the grocery store or committ to online shopping so we don't end up in this situation again.


Kelly Mahoney said...

Three weeks! OMG what were you eating? I don't know how long I could go.

Butters and Johnnycakes said...

I said it had been a long time! Luckily, I had a lot of meat in the freezer. Plus, I am an "infill" shopper which means I visit local markets for fresh fruits and veggies in between. We just went without sodas, water, milk (!) etc. and ate out more than usual.