Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Food and where the hell was I?

Growing up I was always amazed that my mother knew the exact price of almost every item on her grocery list. When the weekly flyers came around, she always knew when something was a really good deal or when it just seemed like a deal. But I just couldn't understand how she could possibly memorize so many prices. Now that Ive been shopping for my own family for the past seven years though, I think Ive learned at least half of the prices of what I buy.

So when I started noticing that almost every item I picked up today had a higher price tag than usual, I was shocked! I mean I know what I pay for cod, yet here I was paying an extra dollar today. Ditto for the veggies. I don't know when everything went up but holy cow are groceries expensive! I left the store having only paid $90 but that was only because Josiah was getting upset and there is nothing worse than grocery shopping with a pissed off infant. I have to go back again tomorrow to finish but Im worried. One of the biggest things that got me through four years of university with kids was convenience meals. Im working on cooking more and cutting out those high priced easy dinners and take out but I still have a way to go and this is making me rethink that plan.


Kristi said...

I am like the world's worst grocery shopper. I always spend way too much, and I can't figure out why because it's just me and Kaeli. Actually, I can figure out why. I can't resist the impulse yummy snacks purchases!!!

I really hate going to the grocery store!

LoriD said...

I've noticed that too. I don't know the price of everything, but the things I buy every week suddenly shot up by quite a margin (e.g. spag sauce was .99, now it's 1.09 - that's a 10% increase!) My weekly grocery bill is still not bad - about $80 a week - but I buy almost no convenience food.