Carole and I have been going to the grocery store every week lately as part of our new budget plan (smaller, regular trips rather than 1-2 huge trips a month) – which has me thinking about a goal I’ve had for a while now.
I’ve often wanted to be able to go to a grocery store and come home with only actual foods. No boxes, no chemicals, just fruits, vegetables, meats, dry staples etc. It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be – partly because I drink Kool-Aid, eat pasta, and have cereal and granola bars for breakfast.
A few months ago I flirted with the idea of stopping at Kroger’s on the way home after work each day – my bus transfer is right by our local store, so if I time things right I could buy the next day’s food on the way home.
Of course, that would also mean spending a lot more time in the kitchen preparing food – and time is something I don’t have in spades these days. Time to bake, time to cook, time to prepare – and time to clean. A larger kitchen wouldn’t hurt either.
I guess this is going to be a long-term dream for a while longer – but I don’t see it going away any time soon.