Since all of this craziness started, all my grocery shopping has been focused on the basics and staples: meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, bread, potato chips, and so forth. It’s come to the point though that I desire a plethora of condiments for my kitchen. I have been cooking the same items and dishes over and over again because they’re easy to make, healthy, and palatable for the most part. The easiest way to shake things up is to add some condiments to these meals.
I had an example of this last week. I made “Hamburger Helper”, which I love for its simplicity and deliciousness. It’s always tasty but I yearned for a bit of hot sauce on it to give it some variety. Unfortunately, I had no hot sauce in my apartment. I also made a steak last week. I usually season it with some kosher salt and ground pepper. Normally, this is great but as I ate the steak, I really wondered how it would be with some steak sauce. Again, I have none of that in my apartment. The same goes for some oyster sauce that I would have put on my bok choy. I technically have soy sauce but it comes in the form of these takeout packets which is a pain in the butt to deal with when you need a whole bunch for marinating or applying it to something larger than a California roll.
So, when it’s time for me to grocery shop this week, the bulk of my purchases maybe just condiments.