Afraid that I am one of those persons that overbuys on a lot of things. Not just food, but EVERYTHING!!!! I must have 10 boxes of white sandals and 5 boxes of black sandals that have never been worn. I have at least 12 purses and we won't even go check out my closet.
I honestly believe that I overbuy because of not having much as a child. I had one pair of shoes when I was little and those were worn until they actually had holes in them or the heel would start flapping when I walked. :)
Foodwise, I will purchase shredded cheese because I have been testing out recipes and I would forget if I need a certain cheese and if I have enough, so I will purchase more just to be on the safe side........I am now safely loaded with shredded cheddar cheese. I have at least 10 packages of just the cheddar and now I have to come up with ideas for a lot of cheese appetizers.
I also purchase items at the store for certain recipes and then not make the recipes. It really drives my mother buggy when she sees all the stuff I buy.
When I was making jerk chicken, she couldn't understand why I went to the expense of purchasing boneless, skinless chicken breasts and thighs to grind up. To me, I would rather spend the time that it would take to struggle to debone all that chicken on something else. Was much easier to just wash the chicken, cut it up and grind it than it would have been to debone and skin, removing all that extra fat too, washing, chopping and then grinding up the meat. So what if I purchased 25 lbs of chicken for 12 people when there were also hotdogs, hamburgers, sausages?
I just ground up all the chicken, made patties out of the extra, froze them and then vacuum packed them for the next grill day. Then I will just have to thaw them out, marinate them in sauce and cook them.