First I was Guilty.
Then I was Simple.
And now I’m just a liar. Here’s what Teddie has to say about that:
As many times as I’ve promised this week that “I’ll have something better for you tomorrow…” I keep coming up short.
I had big plans, I did! But when it came time for dinner, I just. wanted. roasted. veg. Well, that and to use the last of the polenta I’d opened and just about forgotten about.
I’m going to use that as my excuse – I needed to use the last of the polenta and just wanted them to be “croutons” for my “hot salad.”
I’m not usually one to call a bunch of vegetables and some grain (meal?) a dinner…but what can I say? Tonight it was all about the fiber and the fat. I also used to not think a green monster should be considered a lunch, but that was before I’d tried it for myself.
Not to mention, I ended up not having much time to make anything fun. We had to put hay away, so that was what my mom and I did while the tater was roasting, and after we came in I just had to bump the oven up and throw together the other veg…which included a boatload of kale, a carrot (random), a shallot, red pepper, red onion, artichoke hearts, and a plum tomato all tossed with salt and a generous drizzle olive oil – and now you know why I said it was all about the fiber and fat
But anyways. Now that I’ve just gotten the lie out of the way, look at all of this deliciousness…
Isn’t that some gorgeous produce?! Maybe not as pretty as Farmer’s Market loot – but work with me here. I’ve finally decided I’m just going to find time and desire to do my shopping at Hannaford, a good store. For Vermont. As I mentioned yesterday – I let myself really run out of just about everything produce-wise so I could go all out. Running to the store for one or two things 3x a week was getting old.
Hence why I bought so many bananas. Well, either that or to feed all the monkeys I our back room…I’m not telling you which is the real reason.
I’d be my own worse nightmare if I was a grocery store cashier. Think of all the produce codes I made that poor lady enter.
Question – is this a buttercup or a kabocha?! I’d heard Kabocha’s don’t have the little “crown” at the bottom like buttercups have, but otherwise look the same. I don’t know if that knob counts as the crow a buttercup has or not.
Lately I haven’t been buying crackers or munchies because I want to make them myself. But these Kashi TLC crackers were pretty inexpensive and sounded good, and I’ve been craving some good hummus vessels.
Maybe that’s why I went a little overboard on the carrots and celery?
Anyways. They are perfect hummus vessels! So is the celery and carrots, though.
Anyways. That’s enough of the boring stuff. Even though I’m always down for an abundance of fresh produce.
You know what’s been driving me nuts lately? My “n” key is always sticking, which makes blog-writing take about twice as long as usual.
What’s been driving me nuts in a good way, though, is these pancakes. This morning’s, especially, was bliss. I topped them with a cranberry-fig sauce and coconut milk yogurt. And walnuts. and date molasses. ahmagaw.
This is where I’d usually say “I promise I’ll have something interesting for you tomorrow!” but then I’d be lying again, because I know full well I won’t. This weekend. Er, actually, maybe not. We’re being graced with beautiful weather for the next few days, and then next week is back to snow and/or rain, so I’m soaking up this sun while I can!
I’m also really long overdue for a Teddie update…I’m waiting until I can drag someone out to be my photographer
How many times/week do you grocery shop? Do you find your cart is practically full and you’re just about done after getting your produce?