Trudy, I know what you mean. A few months ago, I decided to try a tip that I'd read about online where you only shop the perimeter of the grocery store, buying fresh fruits and veggies, fresh meat, dairy, etc., and avoid anything processed or "convenient". In the end, it didn't work for our family, because our grocery bill shot up, along with the amount of time I had to spend in the kitchen!I make the same resolutions every year, but invariably I fall down on my promises before even the first month is over. It's just so hard to keep fresh vegetables in the house and to keep them cooked. Convenience foods are just so -- convenient!