Tuesday, October 27, 2009

[Sweet] Pea Brain

Sometimes all this reading I do really bites me in the behind.

Today I spent about 10 minutes at our local grocery store debating the merits between buying a jar of organic strained sweet peas for Joseph vs. buying a bag of frozen organic sweet peas and cooking them myself.

I have this "making your own is the best" thing stuck in my head, but if I can get a jar for less than the cost of the frozen ones, am I just being stubborn (and stuck up!)? Environmentally, perhaps you can make a case for the frozen bag - less packaging in total, no water added so it weighs less for shipping. But the jars are glass and the bag is plastic, which uses petroleum... see how difficult this gets?

Generally, making your own is cheaper, but the cost per ounce actually went in the jarred food's favor this time because it was on sale!

I know, I'm neurotic. Anyway, I ended up buying a few jars because they were 3 for $1. Now Joseph has peas, carrots, pears, and apple puree in the lineup.

And to make myself feel better, I still made him some zucchini and some butternut squash for dinner tonight. He liked them both!

2 comments:

Grandma Pat October 28, 2009 at 5:54 PM  

I guess you don't believe in the twinkie diet, huh???? Just kidding, Joseph is sure getting a great start with all that good, healthy food. I should change to his diet!!! Do they make organic HoHo's??? Just asking....

Jen October 28, 2009 at 6:18 PM  

Sounds like you and my mom should get together with your plotting. hehe!

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