My diet has been seriously lacking some vegetables as of late. To be honest my diet has been lacking any sort of focus at all.
After watching a morning news
program that reminded me of the importance of vegetables in the fight against
disease I decided to make a change. By about 1:00 this afternoon I was in
my car and on my way to Wegmans to stock up on fruits, veggies and lean
Silly, silly me...I should have
known better. With anywhere from 2 to 10 inches of snow forecasted for
Monday and Tuesday the grocery store, much less the shopper's paradise of Wegmans
was the last place anyone would want to be.
Parking was a bit of a challenge,
but once I found my spot on the outer edge of the lot I decided to embrace the
chaos and get shopping.
Wow. That's really all I
can say. Once I made it inside the store all I could see were carts and
people, and then more carts and more people. The usual Sunday shoppers
zipped around with clear destinations on their minds. The rest of us
wandered aimlessly trying to figure out what was needed and where it could be
The produce section was, by far,
the busiest section of the store. I have to say, I thought for sure I'd
see more people over in the wine/beer area. Back in produce one had to be
careful. Lose focus and I could have easily been clipped by another
shopping cart or a small child. There were no bananas, no onions, and not
much in the salad green section either. I was able to grab some baby
spinach, red potatoes, carrots, avocados and celery. By the time I made
it out of produce my heart was starting to beat a little faster.
Eventually, I was able to find a quiet place in the international foods
aisle. I took a few minutes to look at the marmite and HP sauce and
In the end I came to realize that
it was easier to leave the cart in one place and scurry around the store
unencumbered to finish off my list. With a better shopping plan in place
I was able to check off all the items on my list and get out of the store
without too much trouble.
This week's menu includes chicken
noodle soup, salmon with broccoli, chicken fajitas, spinach salad, and maybe a
beer or three.
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