Have you been eating differently lately because of the economy?
A friend who works at one of those high-end cookware shops in an upscale neighborhod,says that sales are "going through the roof", Why? Because people have decided they don't want to spend money on/feel they can't afford the small luxuries of a fancy coffee drink or lots of restaurant meals. Instead, they're buying coffee/cappucino makers, slow cookers and waffle makers so they can treat themselves at home.
Has that been your experience?