Friday, February 1, 2008

I gotta shop more often...

I have come to the realization that I don't feed my family enough. For years, Jason has joked that I don't make enough for dinner or pack enough for lunches. I just figured out, he wasn't joking... No, no one is starving. No one gets up from the table still hungry. Jason just looks at me like I'm crazy when I make 3 chicken breasts (one for him, one for Rhys, and one for Kjersten, Brennen & I to share) and a vegetable for dinner. Seems those Scandenavian types like starch with all meals. Bread AND potatoes, preferably. Hmmmm... Guess a protein and vegetables doesn't count as a meal in Jason's book.

Now, in addition to that, Rhys is growing. A lot. So is Kjersten. Seems Brennen isn't too far behind. Jason bought me a giant Calphalon skillet for Christmas. I think he wants me to bump up the size of dinners to fit the pan!

I grocery shop twice monthly. In between, I usually pick up milk, bread, fruits & veggies. This time, I made a exhaustive list of every meal and snack we'll eat for the next 15 days. I figured out just how many eggs, apples, boxes of cereal, etc it would be reasonable to buy. I made my list from that. Then, we shopped.

Ouch.

Took 2 carts at Wal-mart. Took a very full cart at Costco as well. Haven't been to the breadstore yet...

Fortunately, I have 2 very willing and able kiddos to unload said groceries. They bring them in thru the garage and mudroom and plop them in the hallway. (They can't bring them all the way to the kitchen with wet boots on...) So, here's the pile I get. It's infinitely better than having to haul them in all by myself.

Now, we have a full fridge, freezer, and pantry. Hope they're happy!

3 comments:

ccyoung said...

You planned all your meals for two weeks? Holy cow! I am able to plan about three days at a time. I grocery shop two times a week. AND I always make enough food so that we will have leftovers. That means less cooking for me - yehaw!

Colleen

Jamie said...

Where is it all going to fit! I would need a bigger house.

Hidden Jewel said...

You're not the only one that needs to beef up the meals. My girls are growing hollow legs.