deomestic luck of the irish

September 16, 2009 in domesticity,food,life

Ladies… I think I have had what some would call a breakthrough!

Yes, ladies, I went grocery shopping and bought mostly all grown-up food!

Why is this a change from my normal routine? No, I don’t eat fast food (besides my Chick-Fil-A addiction, and there isn’t a CFA for hundreds of miles), but I usually eat what’s easy: fresh fruits and veggies, hummus, you know, stuff I don’t have to cook.

Some of you may know that I’m what people like to refer to as “domestically challenged.” But I’m working on becoming my own little Martha Stewart version of me. I’ve been gathering up recipes (some of which I’ve found your blogs). So I made my list of real food groceries. For real people recipes. And so I went.

Oh.my.gosh.how.do.you.do.it! I am exhausted now! I mean, I usually go grocery shopping, but BF does all of the hard stuff… like picking out food. I usually stand around, stare at the Starbucks ice cream in the cooler, stare at people, you know… easy stuff. It took me forever to find all that I needed and get out of there.

I managed to escape in one piece. I made it home and put all of my groceries away. I was starving.

So I ate Lucky Charms for dinner.


True story.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

TheAnalyst September 17, 2009 at 12:04 am

I applaud you! Who says you have to cook and buy “real” food b/c you are a woman. Tonight, I dreaded cooking and had Taco Bell for dinner. Screw those who judge, it is their problem, not mine.

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The Preppy Polka Dot September 17, 2009 at 12:24 am

Hahah, I would totally do the same thing! πŸ™‚

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Megan September 17, 2009 at 12:33 am

It takes practice, I promise it gets better with time.

I make a list of every ingredient that I need prior to going to the grocery store, mainly so I don't purchase duplicate products and also so I won't forget anything.

Once I have a list, I'm on a misson in the grocery store. Knowing what you need is half the battle! It prevents me from going down aisles that I do need to travel and adding things to my cart that I never intended to buy!

Finally, I do most of the prep for my dinners prior to the time I plan on cooking them i.e. chopping veggies, browing meat, grating cheese, it helps quicken the dinner making process.

Remember, practice makes perfect!

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Seashells&Sunshine September 17, 2009 at 1:43 am

glad you made it out alive! πŸ™‚ and i love when i “have” to have cereal for dinner…

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d.a.r. September 17, 2009 at 2:13 am

Been there. Done that. πŸ™‚

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Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com September 17, 2009 at 2:35 am

I need to learn to cook real food! And I have been known to have cereal for dinner πŸ™‚

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Meg September 17, 2009 at 3:05 am

That's my kind of dinner!

I cook sometimes, but I get so frustrated because I'm, well, kind of bad at it. I'm only going to cook so many chicken breasts into moon rocks before I give up and eat something out of a can, you know?

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Simply Valorie September 17, 2009 at 3:19 am

Whoop! Nice job, I would choose the Lucky Charms after such hard work too. Maybe tomorrow night you can try the actual cooking part. :]

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Erica Leigh September 17, 2009 at 5:04 am

hehe, “real people recipes”.
what are you planning to make in the future? see, i am also domestically challenged. i mean, i love food and i love the idea of cooking…

but i'd rather eat the food than make it. you know?

and i see absolutely nothing wrong with cereal for dinner.

especially cereal that comes in brightly colored boxes with cartoons on the front panel.

(ahem. i'm a count chocula fan.)

<3

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Southern Champagne Wishes September 17, 2009 at 6:15 am

Grocery shopping is exhausting! I usually go and stock up for the week, but then I'm too tired to make anything, so I go and pick something up – then make things with my lovely groceries the next few days! It's all just too much sometimes. I think I need a personal chef!

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Travel & Dive Girl September 17, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Funny! I find grocery shopping to be the most tedious domestic chore ever. The worst part is bringing it home and having to put it away. Ughh…I would seriously rather clean toilets.

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Optimistic Pessimist September 17, 2009 at 1:03 pm

congratulations onf your grown-up food purchases!

It's hard to get in that mode. I do well for a few weeks then out of the blue I find myself in line at McDonalds.

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Gwen September 17, 2009 at 2:06 pm

I think we've all be so tired after grocery shopping that we end up eating a bowl of cereal for dinner. I'm proud of you for going though. It gets easier with time. πŸ™‚ XOXO

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HRH September 17, 2009 at 2:08 pm

haha! you crack me up. you go all the way to the store to buy things to make grown up meals and you end up eating cereal for dinner! too funny girl.

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LawGirl September 17, 2009 at 3:51 pm

HAHAHA, this is great. We're so much alike!

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~**Dawn**~ September 17, 2009 at 4:02 pm

LOL! You make me laugh. We're going to make Martha out of you yet! πŸ˜‰ I plan my menu for the next week every Friday after work. Then I look at everything I need, see what I have on hand, see what I need & make my list. I know where everything is now in the stores & I fly right through. You'll be a pro in no time!

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~**Dawn**~ September 17, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Oh & nothing says you can't put things on your menu that are super easy. Like cereal night. πŸ˜‰

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Krystyn September 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm

It is definitely old for me. Mostly because it's more of a chore then fun. I cook because we have to eat.

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Molly September 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Good for you! I love grocery shopping. πŸ™‚
I honestly eat Lucky Charms everytime my hubby is out of town. I can't muster up the strength to cook for myself. Ha!

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Kassie September 18, 2009 at 2:03 am

this seriously cracked me up. even though i LOVE cooking, i cant' tell you how many times i've come home and eaten cereal…it's the best dinner.

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Lil' Woman September 18, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Big Man is the cook in this house so I just stand around and look pretty during grocery shopping too…but I am going to TRY to start cooking…we'll see how that goes! πŸ™‚

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Melly Mel September 20, 2009 at 7:53 am

hahaha! so funny!

also, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. i adore you and am grateful to have you following my blog. it's flattering. i think you are just fabulous. not only fabulous but you know what i mean πŸ™‚

xoxo

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Valerie {Next to Heaven} September 20, 2009 at 2:46 pm

I LOVE cereal for dinner! Hubby hates it so I do it when he's not home πŸ™‚

Menu planning is hard, but it makes it easier in the long run – for me anyway.

I have some yummy recipes if you ever want any!

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