This is totally random, by the way.
I have never been a huge fan of grocery shopping. We eat pretty healthy and frugally in our house, so a normal grocery store visit keeps us on the edges of the grocery store - fresh fruits and veggies, meats and dairy products. We wander down other aisles for frozen veggies, canned tomatoes for sauces, crackers, bread and sometimes soda and beer. I go down the baking aisle to keep my pantry stocked with flour, sugar, chocolate chips, coconut and other baking necessities. While we eat healthy, I do love to bake and I'm not all crunchy where we can only eat "real" foods. If you try to exclude white sugar from my diet, we will fight.
Last night I was at Target, picking up a prescription, so I decided to grab a few things I wanted while I was there. The Walmart was just down the street but I was feeling lazy and tired. I think we can afford the extra $1.23 (estimated, of course) that I spent on groceries that I might have saved at Walmart this time. I went into Target on a mission to get salad bags. I had a craving for salad. Odd, considering my previous cravings had been for crab rangoon, cookies, rice krispy treats and Twinkies. I picked up a basket and tossed a couple of salad bags into it. I then saw some delicious looking ranch
I figured I was done, so I walked over to the pharmacy where I was told I still had another 20 minutes to wait. I thought that meant I needed to continue walking up and down the grocery aisles. There is nothing like impulse shopping when you're pregnant, let me tell you. In addition to the frozen goodies, I also added to my cart: brownie mix, vegetable dumplings (frozen) and a 4-pack of Izze soda. I can claim the Izze as a good purchase because it is made with real fruit juices and doesn't have high fructose corn syrup in it. Same with the boxes of fruit punch I bought. Oh, I guess I forgot to mention those, too...
Anyways. Apparently me being pregnant means I spend more and eat interesting meals. See how I did that? I totally just blamed my $45 grocery bill on my pregnancy. The next 7 months are going to be AWESOME if this keeps up and my husband doesn't kill me for going overboard on these pregnancy cravings.