Sunday, August 29, 2010

My CF Grocery Store

While in the grocery store the other day, it occurred to me there are time when I have to shop for our family and there are times when I have to shop for Samuel. This isn't anything new but a funny thought hit me in the dairy aisle.

I was looking in the refrigerator trying to find the best deal on the largest container of half-and-half for Super Milk (4 oz. whole milk, 4 oz. half-and-half, and a packet of Carnation Instant Breakfast) and had the thought "Why doesn't the grocery store sell half-and-half in a gallon container like milk?" Then, just as soon as I had the thought it came to me: "Uh, E, most normal people don't go through half-and-half as quickly as milk. Duh!" Then, keeping in stride with the conversation - with myself - I answered and said, "Well, in my grocery my CF grocery store...half-and-half comes in a gallon jug." Up to this point, people around me didn't know about this private conversation going on with myself, thankfully, in my head. I couldn't help but chuckle at what a silly idea a CF grocery store is. As I made my way over to the 12+ foot refrigerated section of yogurt, I was delighted to have 2 choices of whole milk yogurt for Samuel. Just like before, it came to me. "In my CF grocery store, there aren't any low-fat/non-fat yogurts."

It didn't take long to get me on a roll, so I made a list of the things in my CF grocery. Well, I didn't make a written list, but I did give it a little thought. In addition to the items above, here are just a few things that will be in my CF grocery store:
  •  Boxes of "Just Yolks" will be on the shelf next to "Just Whites" to allow the chef (HA!) to create their own ratio of yolk to white as needed.
  • No part-skim cheese. Only whole milk cheese.
  • Frozen vegetables with butter sauce in a 1 lb. to 1 lb. ratio.
  • Salted...uh...everything.
  • The widest selection of dips like, ranch dressing, peanut butter, Nutella, sour cream, cream cheese...pretty much anything to add some extra flavor. And calories.
  • Full fat ice cream. REAL ice cream. In any flavor you could think of.
  • There is no such thing as turkey bacon. Or turkey sausage.
These are just a few items. But I'd love to hear what you'd have in your CF grocery store!


  1. lol I agree and have often had simular thoughts... the only problem is I am the one gaining the weight lol.... and I dont have CF...

  2. I hadn't thought of adding half-and-half to my milk before! Thanks for the great tip. I'd say the grocery store would have to be marked CFRD-safe or not ;-) Something I never considered before now, even though I don't have it yet, I am more sugar-conscious after my sugar scare at the end of last year.

  3. I love the idea! Why don't YOU start one! I also wondered if grocery stores could have an aisle that says " If you want to gain weight, SHOP HERE!" Seriously, all you see are items to help you loose weight or have no fat or less difficult for our cfers to gain if we have to "make" everything. I easy if cf isn't easy enough?! Love your idea..

  4. Haha..I love this! Full fat string cheese would be nice.

    I have a Samuel with CF too. Maintaining weight is usually an issue with us too. We've had a lot of success with progress charts (getting a sticker for every meal/snack that he eats entirely. And then getting a prize after so many stickers are earned.) but I don't know if your son is old enough to grasp that concept.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog!

  5. It would just be full fat everything so it didn't take me 3 hours to grocery shop looking at lables!


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