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What do you over-buy?

LindaWhit | Sep 11, 2010 04:38 PM

I'm not talking condiments (although I'm seriously guilty of LOVING various mustards and buying many of them when I'm in a new area and seeing something new I can't get in my own area).

I'm talking about fresh food items. My most recent "WTH?" moment when I got home today from the supermarket is carrots. CARROTS. I have three loose packages of carrots as of this morning's shop. And I'm a shopping list maker and usually don't buy anything that's not on my list.

I'm at a local stupidmarket today and I know I'm making chicken stock in the crockpot today for overnight, so I'll need carrots for a mirepoix, and I know I need carrots for the dinner I'm making tomorrow. I *think* "OK, I've got about 5 carrots at home; I should get more." So at Roche Bros., which sells them loose, I pick up about 7 more.

So how many carrots did I have when I got home? TWENTY LARGE carrots. WTH????? Only 1 large carrot was used for the mirepoix. I'll probably use 3, *maybe* 4, for tomorrow's dinner (meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and peas & carrots). That means I still have about 13 left.

WHY am I buying so many carrots? Am I a bunny? LOL

So what do you buy thinking you need it and thinking you really know what's in your fridge?

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