This morning I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to a horrifying realization: I had not put the cold groceries in the refrigerator. As I hopped out of bed and navigated the dark hallway, I began mentally tabulating how much money it would take to replace what would surely be room temperature food by now. Here’s what I got:
- two packages of fresh pizza dough @ $2.79 each
- 3 blocks of cheese @ $2
- six cartons of yogurt @ $0.50
Total: $14.58 worth of groceries.
That made me a little sick to my stomach.
Groceries make me crazy. I am a reluctant coupon-er; I hate how much time it takes to deal with coupons, but I cannot argue with the results.
So at 4:30 this morning, I looked at the yogurt, cheese, and dough (which was trying to rise right out of its bag), and do you know what I did? I put it all in the fridge, every last bit. And fed it to my family today. So far we all feel fine.