As we were bustling to our flight yesterday evening, I smelled an Auntie Anne's pretzel shop and lamented that I really wanted a pretzel but that it would ruin my dinner. That's when Rich reminded me that I'm a grown-up now and I can eat whatever the hell I want whenever the hell I want. Needless to say, I had a pretzel and even bought some trail mix for the plane. Rich is allergic to the grocery store, so I ventured out for a solo run this evening while he played hockey. I couldn't really decide which store I wanted to go to, but at the last minute decided on our large Farm Fresh grocery store. Farm Fresh is more expensive than Kroger but they have more exciting items and that makes the experience that much more pleasant for me. I was already wandering up and down every aisle because I couldn't really decide what I wanted, so this was far from a tactical strike to get a few essentials and out.
I bought chicken tenders because they looked prettier than the chicken breasts, nevermind that they're twice as expensive. I bought the boneless pork chops because they came in a better package and I ignored those prices as well. In fact, I think I'm going to repackage them in a container that doesn't have the price tag on them so that when my parents come over tomorrow they won't see them. Daddy may refuse to eat pork chops if he knows I paid over $8 for the package.
I'm considering using the online grocery option they have so I can pick out and purchase all our groceries from the comfort of my computer chair and then send Rich to retrieve them and unload them into the house. It may cost a little more, but I already systematically ignore most price tags (except their diet green tea - $3.99 a gallon is insane) so it could be worth it. Maybe then we'll eat at home if there are more staples in the house (and if I don't wait until I'm starving to decide on food). I'm no Rachel Ray, but we at least have food in the house. Of course, I just had a bologna sandwich for dinner at 11pm since I got distracted by the damn computer's video drivers, so this will not be a quick change in eating habits.