I've been thinking about grapes and sweet mini peppers.
I ordered groceries two weeks ago from Walmart, and although the kind people at our local neighborhood market tried a few times to deliver them, it just wasn't possible with the impending winter storms. Stocks were low as others were going into the stores, and they let me know when they called me to help me navigate postponing delivery until it could get here. Looking at the Texas ice-storm forecast, I just cancelled, knowing we would be okay for a week without a grocery order.
We had plenty of leftovers and a well-stocked pantry, plus a freezer full of things we needed to "eat down." And while I was right--we managed perfectly fine with the groceries we had, and heck, even got pretty creative and made some excellent meals out of leftovers--I truly missed fresh produce.
My friends and I often set goals for the week with each other on Marco Polo, and the two most frequent goals we circle back to are "drink more water" and "eat more vegetables." I've been doing Noom since late December (highly recommend), and have incorporated fruits and vegetables into my diet at every meal and snack. So to run out of fresh things on Wednesday was.... strange.
Simply put, I'm incredibly grateful for financial stability and access to fresh produce. I notice now when it's gone. My favorite snacks are now grapes and sweet mini peppers (in a yummy hummus or yogurt dip). What fresh produce have you been enjoying the most lately?
Taylor Vogel was a public school teacher, and isn't any more. She is the creator and host of the podcast, Now That I'm Not Your Teacher.