Laura and Elizabeth ask how the rising food/gas prices are effecting everyone.
As I was packing daughter D's lunch this morning, I realized that one thing we are doing is stretching out the time between grocery store trips. This leaves us with a few days of eating whatever is around. (The good stuff goes right away. Strawberries have a shelf life of about 30 minutes in our house.)
I really hope that no adults I know were in her lunchroom today. I'm also hoping corn chips will qualify as a vegetable. We were pretty much out of all things animal, vegetable or mineral. I searched through the pantry. "Aha! Pinto beans! I could pack those with some crackers!"
I didn't go that far, but her lunch was pretty much 100% out of the cupboard today. The fridge was bare. I did find some raisins. That's about all that had nutritional value in her lunch today.
Finally, we broke down and headed to the co-op this afternoon to get some supplies of the fruit/vegetable variety.
I'm just going to have to start rationing the strawberries.
(and yes, we are still splurging for the organic strawberries...so I guess we haven't been hit too hard. yet.)