My problem is that with the two of us, I just need more people to feed. – Sue Lau
It took some time and effort but I think I’ve finally broken some old habits. When I shopped for groceries if I found something, anything on sale I’d buy it. Ten pounds of boneless chicken thighs at $1.77 a pound? Bought it. Organic carrots five pounds for $4.00? Bought it. Dried pasta on sale for $0.99 a pound? There was a time when I didn’t have to buy pasta for six months. I was particularly bad with fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy. But when I started tossing stuff in the garbage because it went bad before I could use it I knew I had to change.
The other habit (which was easier to break BTW) was making enough of one dish to feed eight or more. Gradually I reduced the quantities of the dishes I cooked so that the leftover collection in the freezer got to a manageable level. Besides, I got real tired of eating leftover leftovers.
I shop more frequently but buy less. I’m not wasting as much food due to spoilage. The cupboard remains well stocked but not overflowing. I have adjusted to just the two of us and it wasn’t easy.
The half and half in the fridge says use by February 26.