No substance to this post, but it's on my mind. I read something once to the effect "you know you've made it when you don't have to think twice about adding guac, despite the extra charge." Along the themes of living large, I've come to realize that sometimes buying prepared foods kicks butt.
I'm coming up with a rough order of preference for prepared foods.
1. Diced onions
2. Sliced mango
3. Diced butternut squash
I don't count "triple washed" salad greens as being prepared, since I don't trust the washing. But all that dicing and slicing listed above, huge help. Onions make me cry. Mangos are slippery $hits. Butternut squash is just rock solid, hard to peel, and hard to dice.
I'm lucky that our division of labor means I only have to make a grocery list and then my husband does the shopping, but it means that I don't even really know what else is available in terms of short-cut prepared foods.
What else should I add to the list that's a big time-saver?