There are three grocery stores within a 3 mile radius of the house I normally shop at. I don’t favor one over the others as each store has its pros and cons. Shopping the sales is a favorite pastime of mine. There are many occasions when the evening meal is not determined until I find what looks good at the store. And if it’s on sale I am in Heaven. The problem I have had recently is buying too much of what’s on sale. Who can resist the family pack of chicken tenders at $1.99 a pound? This is the crux of my affliction. What do you do with 10 pounds of chicken tenders and just two mouths to feed?
I admit I am getting better at not buying everything I see simply because the price is irresistible. The worst transgression recently turned out to be 10 pounds of boneless chicken thighs. I love boneless chicken thighs but I had a hard time figuring out what to cook with those flavorful pieces of the bird. So I ended up freezing most of the meat. And you end up making meals with chicken thighs for a long, long time.
For the past couple of months, I’ve been disciplining myself to buy less. The only other solution I can think of is to find more people to cook for. This is the hand I’ve been dealt.
Wish me well this morning. I’m going shopping.
P.S. – I have 5 pounds of organic carrots I bought a few days ago. Anyone have any good carrot recipes?