Thirdly, I have to make the kids food. I can't just send them into the kitchen to grab something prepackaged. There isn't much prepackaged in there anymore. Yesterday I made english muffin pizzas in the toaster oven. (Where did I even get a toaster oven? I don't remember this coming into the house. Can it be used for anything else other than english muffin pizzas?) Anyway, these went over strangely well. Considering my grocery store regularly has buy one get one free deals on pasta sauce and english muffins, I have a feeling I'll be making these a lot this summer.Lastly, I've been shopping from the "discontinued" bin, which is how I end up with things like this:
Spongebob Cream of Wheat or as the girl calls it "Spongebob Dinner." My grocery store was practically giving this away, that's how cheap it was.
In a lot of ways these changes are easy for me. Of course I love good food, but I have no problem eating cheap or generic food. Two things I will not skimp on though are organic milk and organic apples. All the hormones given to cows totally freak me out, and non organic apples just don't taste good to me anymore. I think we all have our own quirky food rules. And yes, I do see the silliness in pouring $6 a gallon milk over 'Chocolate Lagoon' flavored Cream of Wheat.