Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Expense of Good Health


I spent 88 dollars at the grocery store. I feel really guilty about that. Fresh produce and low fat meats are expensive. In addition I’m trying new recipes that call for ingredients that we don’t have or tend to be expensive. My husband saw that I spent 9 dollars on Parmesan cheese and got upset. I told him that the recipe I wanted to try called for it. In addition, I planned to use it all before it expires. He dropped it, but I know it will come up again. It has already come up in the past. When I go grocery shopping, I spend more money than he does. He looks for deals specifically, and buys tons of stuff that we don’t use. He has tons of outdated Pasta Roni in the pantry. I told him we would never use it, and I was right. I finally decided to make some, because I don’t want our money to go to waste. Unfortunately, my husband loved it so much that he bought some more, eventhough we still had tons in the pantry that were going to waste. I decided not to make anymore. I want him to learn his lesson about wasting money.

So here we are. Stuck forever together, thinking that the other is wasting money. So who’s right? I am of course! I’m the one who cooks.

1 comment:

iportion said...

I am trying to actually use more stuff up now that I am healthy. I cut the spots of tomatoes rather then just throwing them out. Tomatoes are precious.
I do bulk shopping but it's mac and cheese. My husband's fave :-) I have found ways to lighten it for me buy getting 1/3rd cup and adding it to my salad.

I fear no one’s opinion! I am knowledgeable, focused, and efficient. I make this priority and build from experience. I do this for my children and myself. Supported by love, I will persevere.