It's been a year?
I have changed my eating habits a bit for various reasons. Some good reasons. Some due to conditions (stove is broken) and some just because In grew tired of the products. I started making a mental list last night of things I used to always have in my fridge or pantry, but haven't bought in over a year. Some of these even baffle me.
Pasta...just sick of it
Butter...only used it for cooking and have been limited
Bell Peppers - just too expensive
American Cheese - I have given it up. Doesn't have a taste, unless on grilled cheese.
Apples - I have eaten apples many times, but never bought them.
A loaf of bread - I've bought baguettes and rolls, but no loaves of bread. I don't eat it often enough
Cold Cuts - more dietary reasons. I have ordered sandwiches out, but infrequently.
Tabasco Sauce - I found Sriracha and gave up Tabasco.
Ketchup - I find I really don't make anything at home that I put it on and don't love it.
I'm sure there are others, but can't think of any that I always use to have in the house.
Does anyone else have an odd list of "essentials" they've lost touch with?
Wow. You just reminded me. Grew up with OJ every morning. Usually tropicana, but occasionally fresh squeezed and then all of the sudden I stopped. Probably should go back for the Vitamin C, but who knows. I always preferred grapefruit to OJ. haven't bought OJ in 7 years.
I've bought cookies about two times in the last year and both times late night drunk snack.
I have never bought ice cream to bring home since I've lived on my own. weird, huh?
jhopp217, I don't think it's weird not buying ice cream since you've been on your own. Ice cream is one of those things I don't buy either. I love it, and most of the time can make it last a good long while in the freezer. The real reason I don't buy it is because years ago I bought a box of ice cream sandwiches. On the way home (in 98 degree weather) I had major car trouble. So while I was waiting for help to arrive I, uh, rescued my ice cream sandwiches from a wrongful death and ate 4 of them right there on the side of the highway. Not one of my proudest moments, but it would have been a shame for them to just melt away.