Shelter-in-Place Snacktime

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?

9 thoughts on “Shelter-in-Place Snacktime

  1. Ooh, sweet things are looking more appealing to me, too! I need to buy a few more goodies…I do love cream cheese on things, like my favorite Dave’s bread (which, by the way, I can get at Amazon), and I’m thinking of ordering more sweet things.

    Those donuts look scrumptious!

    Thanks for sharing your yummy treats, and enjoy.

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    1. My mom told me she has been really getting the munchies too. Lol. I will have to look up that Dave’s bread!

      And yes, don’t they! I wish they were mine. That is one thing I miss, bakery doughnuts!!! It’s my secret weakness. When I was pregnant with Wyatt I wasn’t gaining enough weight (not a problem I have now..) and they told me to go nuts and eat whatever I wanted. So I had a doughnut a day!

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  2. I had a pretty well stocked fridge and cupboards before this and will be eating last September’s pasta sauce (I made it from a bushel of tomatoes and carmelized onions) till next September, I think! On my first (and so far only) grocery delivery I just ordered pretty regular stuff, with the closest to junk food being a box of cheez-its. We’ve been eating very well but for me, far more healthy than usual! That said, next order might include a few more goodies! (Of course, so far, I still have flour, butter and sugar so baking is not out of the question, and in fact, has been done more than once!)

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    1. We’ve been eating a lot of pasta around here too. Mainly we are eating a lot of boring food, like spaghetti and eggs and burritos over and over. Lol. Billy and I are able to do that pretty easily though. Wyatt however needs a revolving menu or he gets bored and stops eating. My kid and eating! I had to stock up the freezer with fish sticks and chicken nuggets because I am terrified I won’t be able to get them and that is something I know he will eat for sure.

      But yes, the junk food. We never eat this stuff, and I rarely ever buy it!!! So I don’t know what the heck is happening here. Lol. We have been doing some baking – mostly Billy, he has been making bread every few days. πŸ™‚

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  4. We’ve been eating a lot of junk food, too, and of course being in close proximity to the kitchen all the time doesn’t help! We always say we’re going to be “good” during the week and then splurge a little on the weekends, but that never seems to happen.

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  5. The husband has been buying boxes of mini donuts; powdered sugar ones are my fave. My husband calls it “extra goodies” when he brings home groceries that weren’t on the list.

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