Ok, cereal, milk, sandwich stuff, and simple dinners for 4 days should not cost $120. I didn’t buy anything for snacks, no drinks like juice or lemonade, no hot tea, nothing frilly at all. AND this was at Wal-Mart.
So I’m done complaining about the cost of food and being mystified by the increase in food prices.
I’m going to do two things
A.) Think really really hard about writing my congressman. Probably tell some people I’m going to. Maybe even start a draft – won’t be sending it though because I suck on follow through.
B.) Change what I can about my way of buying food to make this less draining.
B is the only choice likely to yield any hope. I know some people are great at couponing but I feel like I need a stinking couponing tutor to get started. I also think it might be time to buy big on non-perishables. Hurray wholesale.
What do you do? Do you just suck it up and pay the higher prices or are you having to rethink what you’re doing too?
As I come up with a more concrete plan, I’ll share the details. All I can say right now is that I’m going to the Asian market to get the giant bag of brown rice – cuz it’s awesome for you and stores well.