i once read about a lifestyle choice that i found most intriguing – if i could remember the source, i’d post the link.
the gentleman had a most unique (at least, as an american) approach to purchasing groceries. he would purchase exactly one week’s worth of groceries. and he wouldn’t visit the grocery store again until he had eaten everything that he purchased. that’s it. there was no waste, everything stayed fresh, and he also had room in the cupboard.
i have often found that lifestyle intriguing and would love to experiment with it sometime. unfortunately, if i remember the story correctly, he was not married. i haven’t given it enough thought yet to decide how this applies to a family of four with two small children – having a two-year old plan out a week’s worth of meals doesn’t sound very practical.
i was thinking of this story today because we have been thrilled to have company stay with us the past five days. every meal was cooked for seven and we refused to serve our company leftovers. because of that, our fridge is busting at the seams with leftovers and food purchased for the weekend that was never touched. we literally have leftovers on the menu for our next four meals. and because of the food in our kitchen today, we will refuse to visit a grocery store for the next week.