Saturday, January 28, 2006

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Because I fail to shop with a grocery list and I also fail to perform an exhaustive inventory before heading off to P&C every other week to collect things for eating, I often make the mistake I made today: picking up stuff we already have. Such as margarine. We hardly even eat margarine. So why I bought two squares of it this afternoon is unexplainable. Even worse, I returned home (thinking I'd done well to accumulate substantial meal-makings and cakehole pleasers while also staying within the food budget) to find three unopened squares and a more-than-half-filled tub of margarine in the fridge, enough to bring on in me a margaraine headache.

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Dennis's father stockpiled canned Mandarin orange slices. No one ever knew why. Maybe a shelf full of those squat cans made him feel secure: a can opener, a desert island, and little orange segments?

Posted by: miscellaneous at January 29, 2006 9:25 PM

I love mandarin oranges, and there probably was a stretch where I bought overloaded our cupboards with them in the plastic Delmonte four-packs (then keep asking Ph. why he never eats them). That's the way it goes with me; I'll reverse my ways to determinedly that we'll run out of margarine in three months for a lack of buying any in the weeks ahead.

Posted by: Derek at January 30, 2006 12:49 PM

Margarine would build up in my house, too. Now, if it were BUTTER, on the other hand, no indeed. For me, it is simply reflex to buy a couple pounds of butter on each trip to the grocery.

Forgive me. I lived a piece in Wisconsin, whereby I was forever brainwashed to believe that margarine is evil.

Posted by: madeline at January 30, 2006 3:42 PM

We used to buy butter. I don't know why we stopped. I remember it tasting better.

Never lived in Wisconsin, but have lots of family connections there, and so was raised on brats and curd.

Posted by: Derek at January 30, 2006 5:22 PM