Pots, Pans, Groceries, & More
No kids Friday night and Saturday day for Chris & I. Can you guess what we did?
Well, as most parents with kids will tell you, date night was dinner and Wal-Mart. In less than 24 hours we went to two different Wal-Marts for a total of 3 trips to Wal-Mart.
Today’s trip to Wally World was for groceries. While there we looked at pans. Our kitchen pans have gotten bad. Misshapen, damaged, irrepairable. They’ve been this way for a while, but we’ve eaten all meals “out” for the past 2 years or more. This trend has stopped. We ate every meal at home this past week, and the majority of meals at home since mid-January. If we’re going to cook we need decent tools.
This trip to the store was insane. Took forever to find a parking spot that was too far away from the door. The store was packed. Craziness!
The kitchen utensils, tools, small appliances section was busy. I was surprised. What was going on with the food preparation???
So, I’m curious. Is the current economic condition pushing our fast-food society out of the drive-thru lines and into the kitchen?
I must be honest. It has at my house. With two pre-teens eating more than adults plus two over-eating adults, our bill at most restuarants was running an average of $40/meal. Take that times a minimum of 9 meals out a week and we were spending more than $360 a week for food. That’s over $18,000 a year!!!!! I could buy a car for that amount of money.
How does your family do dinner? Are you eat-outters or eat-inners? How do you balance work, activites, and cooking at home? Do you eat early or late?