12 June 2009

I swear all I ever buy is groceries

It's been a while since I've really bought anything. I did get the new phone, but that was more out of necessity than desire- I still miss my old phone and wish it hadn't broken. But other than that, I have been INSANELY busy with work and personal commitments and have had less nights without the kids to even think about shopping, which i guess is probably a good thing.

Correction- I have been shopping a hundred times, and spent a ton of money. Too bad all of it was on food.

When I read Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, I became interested in spending more money on quality food, because it's so important for your physical well-being and sense of fulfillment (nothing depresses me more than the sensation of thinking I can't afford food. Nothing). And I have, and it's been nice. But what I haven't mastered yet is working out menus so that I buy the right things, in the right quantities and at the right times so that things don't spoil before I get the chance to eat them.

So I'm thinking about perhaps using an online menu planner, and trying out Peapod. (If you don't know what that is, it's an online grocery service provided by my local grocery store chain.) That way I can do my planning/shopping on my lunch break at work, and spend more time doing the things I want to be doing.

So, here are my goals for starting this:

  1. Take an inventory of what I have in the house.
  2. Find an online meal planner to help me organize this.
  3. Start researching Peapod discounts and coupons.
  4. Try it out for 2 weeks and do a cost/time analysis.

I'll let you know how it goes!

Also, I started taking guitar lessons! They are free for me because I work at a college. How cool is that???

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Try dinnertool.com. You put in what you have and it gives you recipes to make using only those items!