Yesterday I had to enter the supermarket. They are not my favourie places at the best of times, but yesterday, after such an absence it became clear how my thinking has changed during the Cook from the Cupboard Challenge.
I went in for dog bones and margarine, the last scraping of which was used on yesterday's toast, and batteries for work.
I was too late to get to the butcher, and was hoping for some lamb shanks as boredom busters for the girls who would be alone for longer than usual today. No dog bones. There were bags of lamb off-cuts but the bones are too small for the girls. Some minutes cruising the red-light district that is the supermarket meat section, I did find lamb shanks. I could be forgiven for not recognising them immediately. They were cut down, so the thin end of the shank was cut off, leaving only the meaty end. They were packaged in batches of 3 in marinades. Greek style, satay style and others which I failed in my dumbfoundedness to commit to memory. They were labelled "Lamb Drumsticks". *boggle*
I was successful, at least, in obtaining margarine. I use a soy marg and there is only one brand. Fortunately it was 30c off, down to $1.99. This is usually the time I grab 10 and put them in the freezer. Having monitored my consumption more closely in the last few weeks, though, I bought two. One for home and one to replace the tub at work which will run out soon.
I felt quite lost in the supermarket. How could I be in and out in under 10 minutes? Shouldn't I be buying more? What about the specials? Shouldn't I be taking advantage of them? What about getting my petrol discount voucher? *
* I've done the sums on this one. I have to spend $30, sometimes on quite unneccesary stuff, to get less than 3c off a tank. For me, it often isn't worth it.