5 Mar 2016

cimorene: A black-and-white vintage photograph of 1920s singer Helen Kane in profile, with a dubious, side-eye expression (face!pie)
I've made a lot of progress in Keeping It Together enough to plan for what I/we are going to eat in advance and put it on the shopping list: most of the time, I manage to keep on top of it, and it's only once a month or so that I suddenly realize at dinnertime that I'm going to have trouble pulling anything together (or give up and have oatmeal or plain rice).

Usually there is the option to have [personal profile] waxjism buy things at the tiny grocery store on her way home, and this can be repeated almost every day, but not this weekend, so yesterday's shopping trip the entire weekend was UP TO ME. I planned ahead for this trip to the store. At least three dishes, I decided, and added stuff for them to the shopping list accordingly.

But when I got to the store, as I often do, I ended up eliminating things on the spur of the moment with the goal of making everything fit into two shopping bags. And I also had left things off, with the result that ALL THREE of the things I was planning to make are now impossible because I neglected to buy 1-2 of the ingredients.

Broccoli pasta salad? I impulsively didn't buy broccoli! Spaghetti casserole? I impulsively didn't buy spaghetti sauce (and I don't have any spare tomato sauce ingredients)! That new, oven-baked black bean burrito filling recipe I wanted to try? I bought five different ingredients, but neglected to buy the cheese!

I can reshuffle these ingredients into burritos without cheese and chicken and spinach salad, but the worrying thing is the flaw in my system...

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