Normally I do my big weekly grocery shopping at one of the two chain stores within 10 miles of my house depending on the sales. Okay, half the time I just wing it and pick up some crap I think we need and a bunch of junk for the girl's lunches and call it a day after I finish working. All you uber-organized coupon clippers are welcome to tell me about how much money I am wasting. Here's the thing, I know. But damn my kids have some kind of worm and insist upon being fed 3 meals a day PLUS snacks. And I seriously hate to grocery shop, so I can not motivate myself to do more than the minimum needed most days. Hey, you stimulate the economy your way, I'll do it mine.
So a couple of weeks ago hubster wanted to make these delicious, nutritious, good for us chicken enchiladas we haven't had in a long time. We are trying to make an effort to eat better around here, but that's a whole 'nother post. Anyway, they only sell the green chile enchilada sauce at that big super store that is WallyWorld. Oh Joy. This face? Right here. My over the moon face.*
See I HATE grocery shopping, but I do love to shop for nothing and everything at a discount store. To me finding a good bargain is better than any drug induced high. Which is why I avoid WallyWorld and the Red Dot store unless I actually have something to shop for. Lack of self control, who?
So when they plop a grocery store in a discount store, my head spins. I want my grocery store drudgery and fun shopping separated. ** Because I CAN NOT skip all the fun stuff and just grocery shop there. You know why? They put health and beauty products on one side of the store and the food on the opposite side of the acre wide amusement park of possible deals to good to pass up. Did I mention, lack of self control?
Then you know what happens? I find whole chickens for $4. Dude, I don't even know what to do with a whole chicken, but I had to have one for that price. Maybe that's the root of my aversion to all things grocery shopping related, I really don't know how to cook. I can throw a few different meals together, but my hubby is the main cook around here.
Also, I might have ADD.
Back to shopping. That $4 chicken, who's butt hubby shoved a beer can up, was so yummy that I was somehow moved to visit WallyWorld again today. Only problem is my great deal of a $4 chicken is negated by the pile of goodies I didn't need in my cart. Today I'm looking at you, Think Green glittered St. Patty's day t-shirt. Damn the bright and shiny always distracts me. Have I mentioned the ADD?
So we'll agree to just chalk up these extra purchases to me doing my part to stimulate the economy. Okay?
*Anyone know what tv show that quote is from? Hint: It's not on anymore.
**Yes we do have Walmart Marketplaces here. But they are not super close or on my everyday routes so I have to plan ahead if I'm going to shop there. And ya'll already know about lack of organizational skills in all things domestic.