The beginning of the month means that I go to an ATM get a specific amount of cash (our food budget money) and leave it in an envelope and try very hard to just use that money. I always get excited and convince myself that this time I'm going to buy something different. Today I went to COSTCO and Trader Joe's and I bought the same things I usually buy. We got some more flour. We go through a 50 lbs bag every 4 months. We go through a 10lbs bag of onions every month. We still have plenty pinto beans and rice. I got a COSTCO sized bag last month of garlic and they are all mushy now. I hate when food gets wasted. Maybe that is why I am scared of buying something different because I can't use it all up or if I don't like it then it'll get wasted. Any suggestions on a favorite food item I should try?