College age....usually about the first time most people shop on their own. Friday afternoon after the last class for the week, you run in to the closest grocery, or small corner store, for a beer run, chips and pretzels and donuts for the following week to eat on the way to that darn early class. If it is a special weekend...cheese and crackers might also be on the
College grad, might also be newly married. You are too busy working during the week to worry much about food, but on weekends it is dinner party time. Friday night you scour the recipe books to find something new to try. You might have to shop at more than one store to find all the ingredients, but it is worth it.
Young mom...in my case it was 3 babes in 4 years. Grocery shopping takes up almost 1/2 day, getting all the kids into the car seats and out again, convincing the 4 year old that yes she can walk, there is no room in the basket since her brother is there, and I do have to put groceries in the basket also. Every time you reach to put something in the basket you have to check to make sure you still have all three kids. When you finally get home, you find all sorts of things you did not intend to buy...all the bottom shelf stuff the walking child put in the basket.
Mother of teenagers...they will not go near a grocery store with you....or any place else. That is good because they eat so much you need all the cart space you can get. You try to remember what is each one's favorite snack and breakfast cereal and sandwich meat...but of course you have to make a second trip.
Empty nester....grocery shopping is a quick run in for a few things...unless the grands are coming. When making a meal, you plan on having leftovers...at least once. Then there is the special senior discount at the small diners near by....a much better idea than cooking.
Since this is about food, thought I would update you on my low/no carb challenge. It will be 2 weeks on Monday...out a planned 4 week challenge....on Monday. So far I have loss 6 pounds, which is great, since last week I was under the weather and gave up on the walking. It has not been horrible, I rarely feel hungry, but then again, eating eggs for breakfast every day is a challenge. Today I had cashews and cheese for breakfast...
Last night my daughter told me she could not live like this forever and will be glad when the next two weeks are over....I quickly agreed. I think I officially went into carb withdrawal today..I was watching a Denny's commercial for their new light and fluffy pancakes. I am thinking, they look so good, I want, need those pancakes. Now, I have not been to Denny's in a couple of years, and only then because the grands insisted. They are lots of great diner type places around here. And..I do not like pancakes..even with chocolate chips, strawberries and whipped cream....I cannot remember the last time I ate pancakes. I took a deep breath, reminded myself of the above and....changed the channel.