People usually buy groceries so that they can prepare delicious home-cooked meals. I go grocery shopping once a week, and, on that day every week, I often end up eating either frozen or canned food even though I always prefer cooking and enjoying fresh food.
I live in a tiny home, and I have a tiny fridge, so after I get home with all the groceries I need for a week, it takes me a while to fit everything in my mini fridge.
When I buy vegetables like beets, lettuce, or a cabbage, for example, I can’t fit them into my fridge as they are. I need to clean, cut, wash, and package everything, and doing all that takes time, so I don’t have time to cook on that day.
You might think I could cook something while I’m putting everything in the fridge, but I can’t because in my tiny home, the key word being tiny, I don’t have enough counter space, so I lay the cutting board above the burner to get all the vegetables cut.
When I first started living in my tiny home, everything had its own place, and there was no extra space left for anything. The first time I went grocery shopping, it took me the whole day to figure out what to do with all the produce I’d brought home. I gradually got better at it, but it did take a considerable amount of practice.
During the summer, I can enjoy a salad or fruit and nuts, so things work out. During the winter, however, I’d like to have a warm meal, so I’ve learned to buy either canned food, like soup, or frozen food, like a pizza for my shopping day.
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