The 43-Dollar 4300-Calorie Tub of Sour Cream

We sat down to eat some lovely Mexican lasagna for dinner when I decided I COULD. NOT. EAT. IT. without sour cream. I left the family sitting at the dinner table and ran to the grocery store to pick up that one thing. “I’ll be back in ten minutes. Time me.”

Well it’s a good thing that Dan laid down on the couch and decided to time me with the inside of his eyelids (not the most accurate of timing devices) because I completely lost all track of the time while pillaging the aisles of the grocery store.

Sudden cravings for anything unhealthy and remotely appealing took over my body. Along with the sour cream, I picked up yogurt, bagels, bread… frozen pizza, sherbet, popsicles, Jones soda, Cheez Whiz, sugar cookies and other things I haven’t purchased since probably college.

I sheepishly unloaded my purchases at the counter.

“I’m pregnant.”

Serious look from the cashier.

“Sometimes I just need things.”

Serious look followed by some sage advice, “Don’t eat it all tonight, okay? And when you’re done, go back to vegetables and other healthy foods.”

“I’ve only gained 4 pounds so far this pregnancy.”

Serious look.

When I got home and started unloading, Dan asked how my trip was. “Fruitful,” I responded. The Chief Cookie Buyer in our household stared at my haul with wide eyes. “Certainly was.”

Smart boy did not offer any sage advice. He mustn’t if he ever hopes to see another morsel of HFCS, Trans Fat or food coloring enter the house again.

I bought nectarines too, sort of to camouflage the rest of it. It was by far the most expensive and unhealthful tub of sour cream I have ever purchased.

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13 Responses to The 43-Dollar 4300-Calorie Tub of Sour Cream

  1. JD says:

    Is it bad I have Salt and vinegar chips, pizza and Jimmy Falon on right now……. only I am not pregnant that I know of 🙂

  2. Carrie says:

    HA! This week I went to Walmart for toilet paper and spent $45!!! 🙂 And I had a coupon for the toilet paper! 🙂 Seriously, can anyone EVER go to Walmart or the grocery store and just get one thing???? EVER??? 🙂

  3. April says:

    Oh, Kathrine, this is why everyone loves your blog. You make us feel like you are jabbing to us on the phone. This is the exact kind of nonsense I share with my girlfriends. Thanks for sharing it with us. I needed this laugh today!

  4. Meream says:

    This is hilarious! And that was kinda nice of the cashier. 😀

  5. Eve says:

    Ha ha! This made me laugh.
    Sometimes I need things too. 🙂

  6. Pam in Utah says:

    Mexican Lasagna sounds good, btw, can you send out the recipe? 🙂 AND, yep, we’ve all done that!

  7. Mrs Lemon says:

    Funny, that’s how I buy sour cream too. Today my cart looked like that, and I really just ran in for deodorant.

  8. Paige says:

    I hope it was some good sour cream, too.

  9. korinthe says:

    That is too funny. I don’t think I ever did that while pregnant but now that I am breastfeeding… holy cow, SO MUCH dessert, and at any time of day!

  10. Faith says:

    I’ve been either pregnant or breast-feeding (sometimes both at the same time) for the last 4.5 years. I have needed lots of things… *ahem*

  11. Amanda says:

    Wow, I know the feeling!!

  12. Janel says:

    I believe I kept the “Great Value” boxed mac’n’cheese in business when I was last pregnant. For some scary reason that was the best sounding thing…even better than Kraft. Now to work off those nine months of orange cheese dust buildups in my body…

  13. Stephanie says:

    Sometimes you do just need things. Cashiers don’t get it. And your husband watches kids the same way mine does… eyes shut on couch or floor.

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