The New Normal – Food

As a bachelor living on his own for 20+ years, you might say, I had some… habits… routines. You know what I mean. Since getting married, some of them have started to change.

Like food:

That kind of describes my life pre-marriage. I could go 2 or 3 months without doing any serious grocery shopping. I mean, I ate breakfast @ McDonald's 3 times a week, ate out for lunch weekdays, and dinner out 4 or 5 times a week. What did I need food for? I needed pop, pasta, sauce. Maybe some hot dogs.

Now-a-days, I look into the fridge, and see bizarre things:

  • Eggs – I have undead chickens in my fridge!
  • Milk – Not only does the milk not resemble cottage cheese like it used to, there is a gallon of blue stuff called "skin milk" or "skim milk" or something. And there there's the "1% milk". (I wonder what the other 99% is?)
  • Fruit – I have deconstructed cans of fruit salad sitting around in it's natural state. What's up with that.
  • Cereal – Special K Red Berry, Honey Nut Cheerio's, Rice Chex, Fruit Loops (for the step daughter) and oatmeal. Well, I guess that explains the milk.
  • Frozen Vegetables – The closest I used to come to having vegetables on hand was a can of Le Sueur Peas in the cabinet.

And I'm eating meals at home. At the dinning room table. Talking to other human beings.

Man, that's so cool.


Cora said...

And don't forget the bags and bags and bags of chocolate! :-)

Shana said...

My Guy says the same thing since he moved in with me!!!!

J.J. in L.A. said...

We eat at 6 pm. On. The. Dot. Doesn't matter if I'm not hungry. But when she's out of town, I go crazy and eat at 7.

J.J. in L.A. said...

Oh yeah! And she buys bananas, oranges, apples, and grapes every Wednesday...for 2 people.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

haha, I def relate! I eat 3 meals a day from the cafeteria at work during the week. It's delicious, convenient & subsidized...can it get any better than that?