Disorganization - costs food $$!
Disorganization cost me a big chunk of my food budget this past week. I picked raspberries to make jam for $3 a pound at a pick-your-own farm. I picked 10 lbs. ($30) plus a bag of sugar to make jam ($3).
I picked on Friday, knowing that:
1. Raspberries mold very quickly so I had a tight timeframe to make jam!
2. DS had a football game Fri evening, 2 DS had soccer games Sat, and we had a family reunion Sunday.
So - suddenly it's Sunday morning, no jam in sight, and I relaize I will be gone for 14 to 16 hours. By the time I would get home those 10 lbs of berries would be a moldy mess. So I decide to dump all the berries into my biggest crock pot and leave it on "low" all day, plus dump in the sugar.
NOT A GOOD IDEA! Crock pot cooked raspberries don't turn into jam. They turn into a grey-brown goo. It tasted OK but looked AWFUL. The reason I make jam is to give to people for Xmas - and I certainly could not give that gross looking mess as gifts!
So - time and effort of picking berries, lots of money, a big mess, and I'm left wiht a gross goo. And I knew UP FRONT that my weekend was insane. If I'd been organized, I could have picked Thursday and made the jam during the day Friday. Hindsight's 20/20 - but I need to develop a little organized foresight!