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Saturday, May 02, 2015

The kid had plans with her friends, so the hub and I were on our own tonight. We decided to go on a "date" grocery shopping. Yes, we are a boring old married couple, but Costco is one of our favorite places so a trek out there counts as a date.

We ended up filling up our cart with: rotisserie chickens, packages of lox and Atlantic salmon, a package with 3 racks of baby back ribs, bags of frozen salmon and tilapia filets, cases of yogurt, and on... I love loading up on protein at Costco. So now our fridge and freezer are full of meat and fish; I have freezer boxes full of shredded rotisserie chicken, ready to be used for lunch salads, and there are rotisserie chicken carcasses in a big pot ready to be boiled into soup tomorrow.

I grew up in modest means: our regular proteins were low cost and included pickled eggs, salted fish, tofu, chicken backs, and fish heads. Knowing that my kitchen is so well-stocked now makes me feel so very privileged and secure. I wish I could go back in time to tell little-girl-me that one day I would be able to eat anything I want. Writing this, it seems to me that I fulfill those younger-me food fantasies properly not by eating everything I want all the time, but by learning to want only foods which are healthy and delicious.

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    Sweet blog, Bemused! Your little girl self grew up into a really smart, wise woman. It's so easy to go the other way, to rebound from deprivation by going whole hog (not just baby back ribs). And this applies not only to food but to other things as well, like money. So it is a really wonderful accomplishment that you haven't overreacted to abundance and that you have such a healthy, measured approach to diet and probably to other things in your life. You sound so happy in every way.

    That date at Costco actually sounds fun. Well, it wouldn't work for me, though, because Toshi is not interested in shopping, but we do have a date today to go out in the yard and pull weeds.

    2179 days ago
    Glad that you and the DH were able to spend some time together. Your shopping trip was very productive and you have a great plan in place for your meals. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2180 days ago
    I am pleased you enjoy shopping lots of people don't.
    2180 days ago
    I remember when my kids were young and going to the grocery store by myself was such a treat!
    2180 days ago
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