As I recall mentioning, Ryan & I spent Monday & Tuesday celebrating our three year anniversary. We didn’t eat entirely locally, but we did actually include a lot of fruits, veggies, bread & eggs that I thought we’d skip in favour of purchased treats. Today, however, we were back on the wagon, and surprisingly, it doesn’t even feel like we’re working hard to do anything different. The first few times we allowed ourselves exceptions, coming back to a kitchen full of New England-only foods seemed jarring, but now, it’s just a return to our norm.
Our anniversary weekend was beautiful, in case you were wondering.
I did so well at the market today. Without even spending the $20 I brought, I came home with a watermelon (yippee!), three cukes, a zucchini, a tomato, a big jar of ruby sauerkraut, and 2 pounds of potatoes. I was rather proud of myself for scouting out the great prices. The cukes, for example, were 3 for a dollar. I picked the biggest 3 I could find.
I had to go in to work early today to fill in for a co-worker, so I brought with me some rice that was already prepared. I’m actually becoming quite fond of plain rice, although we do occasionally season it. There is just something so satisfying about the comfort of it. I snacked on cantaloupe throughout the day, and didn’t actually end up preparing my lunch until about 4, at which point I decided it would do for dinner as well. So, for linner (or dunch, depending on your chosen dialect), I made myself a stir-fry with potatoes, onions, eggplant, and zucchini, seasoned with sea-salt. And I sliced up a fresh cuke to keep the mix company. A lovely meal for a lovely Wednesday night.
P.s. I may end up snacking something else later on tonight…