And then, some things about ingredients:
Land-o-Lakes is a coop. I buy their butter because I like locally rooted capital, even if local is a thousand miles away.
At the rate I use sugar, maybe I should buy the pour-box instead of the bag.
Basmati rice is nice stuff.
Grated parmesan from the deli section is much better than the Kraft green tube. Hand-grated parmegiano reggiano is better than both, but only if you have the tools and the time to do the grating.
Raisins are always good to have.
Buying a lemon and an onion every week will probably result in better eating.
Chicken liver, sauteed in butter, does as much to improve your mood as steak, for a much smaller price.
My children do not like applesauce. This is a mystery.
Ground beef may not be just a piece of beef put through a grinder. There could be pink slime. Ick. I buy Laura's Lean when I don't do Marksbury Farms, counting on it to be cow with grinder.
Nestle does icky stuff with baby formula. I can't stay away from their chocolate chips, but I don't buy anything else they make.