It was way past lunchtime, but was the time for mine and MW's lunch today.
So we shared lunch together with lovely friend too:
HM bread, scrape of mayo (I've run out of spread). slice of cheese and sliced tomatoes with salad greens. Delicious.
It was a lovely treat to sit down and catch up.
After my chum left I sat down to read through blogs, and I started to wander off the beaten track a little - clicking on the sidebar and reading blogs that others' follow too, that I may not have read before - lots of whom are listing shopping done this week.
I was surprised at the number of bloggers who buy snack foods as regular shopping items.
The 'weekly shop' of a couple of people looks more like the 'treat' shopping I do in Christmas week!
Mind you, over the years, I have visited relatives' and friends' houses where it is normal to have a kitchen cupboard totally dedicated to: crisps, chocolate, biscuits and cake bars. And carton drinks that I'd only ever buy if we were going on a long journey or someone was going into hospital!
I buy a multipack of crisps at Christmas, we have them to dip into things with a raw veg and hummus type meal.
We have chocolate as a treat every now and then: I might have some Maltesers when I go to the cinema, GD sometimes gets a Creme Egg from MW.
Biscuits are bought in when we are going to get house guests to stay, so they can have a biscuit with a cup of tea.
Cake is HM - I make fruit cake from Sept to Dec, which is munched on by MW avidly! I then make dessert a couple of times a month.
We certainly don't have these highly processed treats regularly - or they wouldn't be treats!
Even yogurts aren't regular features in my fridge.....
But I've seen packets of things like prawn crackers, doritos, mini cheddars and chocolate buttons in cupboards that kids can help themselves to freely.
Surely this isn't usual?
As always, your thoughts are welcomed.