Mom and I went to Wal mart, not my favorite place to shop, but I did need items that have the lowest prices at that store so off we went. I was able o purchase the few things that I needed and I happened to get behind a shopper with a cart that looked much like this one.
I love to peruse other peoples shopping carts. I know it is judgmental but I can't help it. Well actually I can help it, I just choose not to. I don't follow people around the store I just peek when they are in front of me in line.
This woman looked to be in the medical profession. She had on scrubs and a scrub coat. She was obviously a busy professional. Her husband was with her and he was a laborer of some kind, ( probably the paper mill. They were just a nice looking couple of people and obviously had a good income.
The grocery cart was heaped full of convenience lunch things. Box after box of pudding snacks, uncrustables, (so gross)Stouffers individual lasagna, mac n cheese cups, applesauce pouches, chips, cut up fruit. 4 kinds of sugar soda. (I drink soda diet, so room to talk here) Most of the cart was geared toward lunches and individual serving items.
In my minds I mentally make the food at home. You can take white bread (yuck) and spread peanut butter and jelly on it and cut off the crust. You can bake those cookies. You can make a large pan of lasagna and cut out individual servings and freeze. I know time is precious, but my money is more precious.That cut up container of apple slices and pineapple? You can't do that your self? I know people are busy but her total came to $220.00. That would have been way over my entire food budget for my family of 5. Plus the food isn't even that good for you. But I feel this is how America shops now. Every thing is convenience. Convenience is nice. I am just not willing to pay for it on a large scale.
My cart on the other hand, had tide detergent, cat litter, a floss of embroidery, and 6 large sweet potatoes.I had gone in for the detergent, and litter and the floss, but saw that sweet potatoes were marked down to .33 a lb so I bought several. My cart was boring.
So my question is? How much do you shop for convenience foods? What do you buy? Why?
I have to sew today and get the guest room bed cleaned off. Daughter is coming down with baby Will. Luckily I really straightened the house last night and caught up on the laundry. But as I am sitting here in my pj's I need to get moving.
Lil sis is home and at work. She has been gone for 9 days. I need a mom break now that her shindig is over she is in brat mode. I am tired of catering.
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.