I planed to make a roast chicken with stuffing the other day.
I needed to run to the store for onion, and celery for the stuffing.
My shopping list also had strawberries on it.
I grow my own strawberries but I’ve used up last year’s supply. It will be a while before I can harvest any this year.
I don’t use much celery so when I need it I usually buy just a few ribs. If the store doesn’t sell celery by the rib, you can still buy just a few ribs if they sell celery by the pound.
I got to the store and they were only selling celery by the stock.
$1.29 isn’t a lot of money but knowing I don’t go through a lot of celery and not wanting to waste food I hesitated to make the purchase.
The next nearest store is only 3 miles away. I considered just going there for my groceries, but gas and time made me just go ahead and get the whole stock. Decades ago I was told that every time you start your engine it cost 50 cents. I can only guess that with today’s prices that figure has increased dramatically.
Then I ran into another dilemma. Fresh or frozen berries? I use the berries in smoothies so price would be the determining factor. Fresh strawberries were $6.99 for a 2# clam shell. Frozen were $6.99 for 40 oz. Frozen it is!
I went home and made my Chicken.To insure I don’t let the celery go to waste I’m snacking on Stuffed celery sticks.
What kind of grocery dilemmas do you run into?