Sunday, 9 June 2013
Food glorious food!
I usually wait until Mr A can get home for a night, and he shops on the way here. He hasn't been able to get home much just lately. He plans for a certain day and then he becomes busier than he predicted, so he can't get away.
Last Saturday I did a food shop in Milas and even though I didn't get everything I needed, I still bought far too much. Getting off the dolmus and climbing the hill to the house with heavy bags in this heat is a nightmare. I've often said that when I die it will most likely be half way up the hill, surrounded by bags of shopping.
After a couple of days expecting Mr A to come home, he finally made it last night. I would prefer to go shopping myself. I have a list, but sometimes I substitute items. But I sent Mr A a list and he shopped on the way home. There are problems with Mr A and shopping. He buys more than I ask him for. For example, I asked for two small pieces of steak, which I know would cost around 10 lira maximum. He bought more than a kilo, which cost 37 lira. He also forgets things on the list. Last night three items were forgotten...but that's actually pretty good for him. And he breaks eggs...but only two were broken last night, which isn't too bad by his standards.
But I'm not complaining because he does his best and I can't ask for more than that.
For me there is something very reassuring about a full fridge, freezer and store cupboard. I get more pleasure from unpacking the bags and looking at the contents than I do eating them. I actually get quite anxious when the cupboard is bare. I think this may be something from my childhood, where although we always had enough to eat, there was just not enough money for anything special. My Mum would shop every day for what was essential. Those were the days before big supermarkets. People didn't really do big shopping trips then.
There are so many different attitudes towards food these days. I know people who stock up on far too much and then it get's thrown away. I hate food to be wasted. I will make a meal out of scraps and leftovers. There are others who buy the bare minimum.
How often do you shop for food? Do you buy too much, sufficient for your needs, or not enough?