I have a question for all you adults out there. And yes I am well aware that I am 28 and I’m meant to be an adult by now but it’s 2018 so apparently that doesn’t legally happen until I’m 45 these days so give me a break. Anyway how on earth do people wrangle, organise, strategies and plan the most complicated part of their week? And no I’m not talking about picking what to watch on Netflix or negative gearing or whatever else is striking around in our minds, I’m talking about food. Yep, you guessed it. How do people pick what the eff they are going to eat?
I want to insert that gif of Noah from the Notebook yelling at Ally and I am hoping my very talented editor Dan can work out the technology to do so.
Anyway, that’s exactly how I feel. I’m sure it’s also exactly how my partner feels as soon as the clock strikes about… 4 o’clock. My stomach is rumbling, hers is rumbling, we’re both hangry and tired and wondering exactly what is in the cupboard at home. Which is where we reach our favourite reoccurring issue. Whatever is in the cupboard at home is obviously nowhere near as good as a snitty at the grand or tapas at Moneypenny or a quick juicy double that conveniently drops into our laps as we zip through the drive-through after over an hour of deliberating what to get.
What about farmer’s markets?
The thing is, as much as we love (and I mean love) going out to eat (honestly it’s my favourite hobby) we’re trying to be as money conscious as possible and also try and do our bit for local businesses (farmers in particular). We love the farmer’s markets for example, and we always come home with an arm full of delicious fresh produce that somehow, always and forever, at the end of every week most of it is left sitting at the bottom of the fridge. We either bought too much or just didn’t know what to do with what we did buy, or most commonly, we didn’t have time.
Are food boxes the answer?
We’ve thought about getting food boxes before, you know where everything turns up all delivered and you prepare it with a smile on your face knowing someone, somewhere did your shopping for you? But there seems to be a lot of packaging involved. And by packaging I mean there’s a lot of non-recyclable rubbish involved in the whole shebang. But is there an alternative? Surely there are some food preppers out there (although I refuse to eat yucky freeze-dried canned goods this isn’t doomsday people or boiled chicken and rice. I ain’t bulking).
Anyway, thoughts are always welcome.
Please hurry, before we have the “no but I asked you first what do you want to eat” argument again.