So I don’t know about everyone else, but our house is snacking more and eating more junk than we ever have. I don’t know what this is about, if it is just the fact that it is one of the things left to us right now, indulging our sweet tooth, but man, we keep craving things like crazy!
Right before the state went to shelter-in-place, my husband went to the grocery store with instructions to buy whatever he wanted, and to not worry about the budget for like the first time ever. I had previously bought a bunch of stuff, and had been since January honestly. I’ve been nervous about COVID for a while now, and I was adding things to my groceries and stocking away for months, but not fun food, if you know what I mean. So, Billy had carte blanche at the store, and took full advantage, returning with things we needed and that were important, but also with cookies and crackers and Doritos and wine and a pie even.
So we have been enjoying many things, but there are some true favorites that are emerging. Oreos are tops right now in this house. Doritos for me, Fritos for Billy. Chocolate chip cookies have a place too – but the biggest win of all was Wyatt loving cake. I made a box cake, Strawberry flavored with vanilla frosting and sprinkles for Easter (I am not a great baker) and Wyatt wanted it every single night for a week. I am hoping that he actually gains a little weight over this time period (we have to look for positives!). Other things that we have splurged on are Nutty Buddy bars, Rice Krispie treats, and Pop-Tarts. Oh and sugar cereal! Just who are we now? I have a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch for breakfast every morning and it is so good! Wyatt has been allowed Cocoa Puffs but then I found an organic, better for him version that I subbed in. I think he knows the difference though… For now though, I am not going to worry about it. We are not overdoing it, but it is definitely more than normal!
We’ve also been eating things we normally wouldn’t, is anyone else doing this? We have bagel, egg, and cheese sandwiches at least once a week, sometimes more. We had Kroger brand gluten-free frozen pizza a few times, because that is what was available, and we like to have pizza as a treat once a week. We were pleasantly surprised at how delicious it is! Like, we might actually get it for reals after this is over. For now though, we take what there is and are happy to have it. As my friend says, you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit. I try not to overburden the grocery pickup staff with big lists of crazy things or too much that is not essential – but I do have a five year old, and we do allow a few items on there. I just try not to make their lives harder than they are. So when we do indulge, we really enjoy and appreciate these fun food items.
How about you? Is there something you are indulging in or craving?