Handsome Chris prefers to shop daily for the ingredients for each evening's meal. The meal depends on how much he ate during the day (usually a full breakfast, something substantial for lunch which leads to not very hungry for supper so he likes something light). Let us keep in mind that outside of work or the Sunday dinner he makes for his family, he has the freedom to eat whatever strikes his palate.
I, on the other hand, prefer to shop for a week's worth of food at at time. I usually eat a very small breakfast - often not much more than a cup of coffee - then typically a vegetarian lunch, allowing me to cook the largest meal of the day for supper with the kids. I also have to consider three palates, not just my own personal tastes.
*Pineapple already cut and chilling in the fridge? Check!
*Cucumber salad macerating from the afternoon- hot house cucumber as H.C. prefers, with the skin removed as I prefer. Check!
*My house specialty - grilled turkey and cheese with mustard panini on whole wheat bread. I added some sauteed mushrooms and green bell pepper from the farmer's market. A dash of pepper and dinner is served.
I now know that H.C. dislikes whole wheat bread and prefers sourdough.
I now know that no sandwich is complete without mayonnaise.
I now know that my frugality seems "hodge-podge".
I ate my delicious sandwich. H.C. at less than half of his.
Frank the dog ... well, this was his lucky night.