I’ve come to the conclusion that Steve and I should teach a class on how to stuff a freezer.
No sooner than my darling husband says, “Here’s the deal...“ I know we won’t be able to see the back of the freezer AGAIN.
I realize we save a ton of money shopping the way we do, but I think it’s just a tad bad for our fridge to be that full on one side. If the wall on that side weren’t there, I truly think the entire box would lean. I’m sure it’s internally groaning.
Steve loves a deal. So do I, but I figure that grocery stores go in either 6 or 8 week cycles and that we have enough in that freezer to last us (easily) a half a year. We‘re not supposed to eat red meat but Steve combs those food ads in Wednesday’s paper as if he’s looking for a long lost sibling.
"We have to go to __, they're having a sale on ribeye. And while we're at it, we might as well buy some of the coho salmon that's on sale-the price is too good not to stock up."
Really? Because you said that about two weeks ago and we bought 6 pounds of salmon in one pound packages and the ribeye we bought in that huge roast size and had butchered for us is still filling up the unit. I can’t even buy tater tots or freeze some of the overload of various berries you bought on sale because I can’t fit a single Ziploc in there! We ARE FULL TO THE BRIM-THE OTHER DAY MY ICE PACK FELL AND NEARLY BROKE MY FOOT!
“Well, you have to admit we‘re saving a ton of money.”
Yes, yes we are-but there’s a limit. We‘re two people and we rarely have anyone over for dinner except our kids/grandkids about once a month!
Take this week. We went to get the large shrimp on sale-$3.98 a pound. Too good to pass up. But while there Steve found 3 packages of top sirloin wrapped in bacon in the clearance bin. They were $5, but these 3 were also on their last day of sale and were discounted $3. So he took them. $2 for serving both of us is a darn terrific deal, but really? Also whole chickens were on sale for a mere 57 cents a pound-we bought two. Put one in the fridge for dinner later this week and somehow, Mr. Savings found a place for: the other whole chicken, 6 individually wrapped pound packages of salmon, the 3 steaks and two bags of those 2 pound bags of shrimp!
That was the reason the needed ice pack I use to freeze my arm in anticipation for my bi-monthly shot of humira fell and nearly broke my foot!
I’m truly all about the deal and saving money-I really do think we should garner our talent and hold classes, but what I really need is someone to show me how to curb my darling husband’s need to play tetris with our freezer.
I feel your pain darling. My husband is obsessed with buying obscene amounts of everything. But when I get mad and complain my mom reminds me, that it’s better to have a generous guy that cares to have plenty of food for his family than someone who brings home one potato and one tomato and expects you to make a salad for ten.
True-the kids say he’s trying to become a survivalist!