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Time to go shopping
I was showing a friend some pictures of my Cool Condo from my trip last week. I showed him a picture of the full-sized kitchen, and he said, "I don't expect you needed that, did you?"

"Well," I said defensively, "I used the refrigerator to store my water."

I am home now, and my kitchen looks much like the condo's kitchen. Fairly empty. I can't even remember the last time I visited the grocery store -- not a good sign!

My refrigerator echos when I close it. I've even run out of Propel water and Diet Coke. (Forced to drink actual water -- oh the humanity!) I still have some cans of SlimFast, and pickles. (Yum!) But don't worry: I don't eat them together.

This was my excuse for why I visited Burger King and had a Whopper (no onions, half a bun) for dinner last night. I try to avoid fast food, but every now and then I get a craving. It was yummy.

I don't cook. Not really. I did make a meal-in-a-box thing over the weekend, and stretched that out for 4 meals, which was nice. So I don't need to buy ingredients or anything -- but I like having some food around the house anyway. Breakfast/snack bar things, cereal, lean pockets, frozen meals, propel, diet coke, cottage cheese, ice cream, chocolate, that sorta thing.

I also like having leftovers in my fridge. I love leftovers! Generally I'll go out with friends a couple of nights a week, then feast on leftovers the rest of the time.

I remember once a few years ago, I was looking in my fridge and wishing I had some leftovers. Then I thought, "Wait, I can buy leftovers!" So I went to Boston Market and bought a family-sized meal. Is that weird? I had leftovers from that for a long time. It was great.

So what I'm saying here is: I think I need to go to the grocery store. Don't know when I'll find time to actually do so, but hopefully it'll be somewhat soon.
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infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: November 9th, 2004 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)
My non-single friends often make fun of me, on the things that they find in my fridge (or the the things that they don't find in my fridge).

I don't have a lot of ingrediants to make meals, because I very rarely make meals. I my hours are not regular and my dinner times are hardly consistent.

In my fridge I keep stuff around to make sandwiches, juices, a couple types of pop and milk. My freezer is usually stocked up with frozen foods that can be either microwaved quickly or warmed up in the oven.

I have a couple of jars of tomato sauce (actually spagetti sauce) for the few times that I want to have pasta... but that's it.

I tried the whole, trying to cook meals for myself... but that's just a whole lot of work for one person.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Uber leftovers

Actually it isn't all that bad, the key is to cook for 2 or 3 then freeze what you won't eat in time to spoil. I haven't cooked in 2 weeks straight, which has allowed me to work on my cars, shed, play w/ beagles, raking leaves (!@#@$%), etc.

It's something I'm sure K could dig quite well, but between coding, friends, goblins, conferences, skating (although maybe temporarily on hiatus), LJ, sisters (ok technically only 1.... at least that I've heard of although that could change), parents, oooh... nephews too, cats, who can hardly blame her for not exactly having time ;)

While frozen stuff has gotten better over the years it still tends to be overloaded either with fat, or sodium.

renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 10th, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Uber leftovers

Yeah, I guess I do have a few things going on in my life, huh? *laugh* The only-one sister isn't likely to change (well, unless you count my mom's cat who is also female and therefore almost-kinda a sister), but I have a brother too. And yoga! And occasionally dancing! I'm just swamped. (:

I eat the Lean Cuisine type of frozen foods, so they're low-fat. I don't worry about sodium: i don't have problems with cholesterol and I can't handle counting so many things. Mostly I just look at calories and fat content.
_goodintentions From: _goodintentions Date: November 9th, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am in love with lemon Propel.

And I ate Burger King last night, too. Had half a whopper and half a medium fry. Fun.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: November 9th, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
What about cookies?

Its cheaper to buy frozen dinners than take out.

Persnoally I love to shop for groceries, cruising the aisles looking for bargains. Once in awhile I am even home to cook something.

You should get some fruit to munch on too. After this is harvest time.
polaron From: polaron Date: November 9th, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Boston Market has delish food...and no, you're not weird - I used to get the Three-Piece Family Meal and spread it out over two days :) Sadly, that was in my hedonistic, devil-may-care eating period - in both quantity and type that food is now prohibited for me :( Maybe I could eat a meal like that again in a year...we'll see...
zanthrin From: zanthrin Date: November 9th, 2004 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmmm ... Propel. I think they're on some sort of evil scheme to get us to all drink it, and then ... well, I'm not sure, but it has to be evil somehow.

As for getting food, you can also try our way: we have guests staying with us (long-term), and they've taken to buying all the groceries. So we have amazing new leftovers almost every night, without having to go through the trouble of actually making food in the first place! So, just find some people who want to come and live in your house, and see if they'll cook for you :)
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: November 10th, 2004 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey! I haven't stopped by here in a while but I thought I'd say hi. This post (as always) was quite entertaining and left me wondering why I don't come here more ofter and second, left me pondering that I probably also need to go to the grocery store as all I have in my fridge is water and diet kroger pop. Sad.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 11th, 2004 09:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Hi there! It's always nice to see you visit. *grin*

Isn't grocery shopping a pain? Actually the whole effort of feeding myself is a royal pain, and I miss the days when my mom took care of it all!
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