Some days I think I could easily become vegetarian.
But then I get a massive craving for red meat.
So there’s that.
Last weekend, the kids and I ventured off to an indoor farmer’s market. I haven’t been there in forever, and because it’s about 20-25 minutes away, I tend to forget about its existence.
It’s super, super, super cheap.
And loaded up.
The place is always busy. People hustling and bustling. Much like Christmas shopping. You know, without the frivolity of rousing choruses of Jingle Bell Rock.
Or something like that.
Nick commandeered the shopping cart.
Poor thing. That was a challenge in and ot itself.
Madeline took charge of tossing things in the cart.
Without asking first.
I need to keep an eye on that because we ended up with three different varieties of tomatoes.
Which, theoretically, is a good thing.
Well, in practicality, it is too.
The girl likes tomatoes like nobody’s business.
It’s more that we have to make sure we don’t buy more than we can get through before they go bad.
It’s Friday. The end of a busy week. Let’s play a game, shall we?
Here is a list of everything we bought.
4 oz gorgonzola
5 heads of garlic
3 bunches of scallions
2 packages of spaghetti
1 box of orzo
1 lb of banana chips (as seen here)
1 package of white button mushrooms
1 acorn squash
1 head of cauliflower
1 package of cherry tomatoes
1/2 pound of Brussels sprouts
one bunch of collard greens
1 package strawberries
8 Portuguese rolls
1 loaf of French bread
1 pound broccoli
4 large portobello mushrooms (you should be eating mushrooms like all the time. here’s why, in case you missed it)
1 lb apricots
1 butternut squash
For locals in the area, you can go visit the market on your own:
577 West Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
Yelp reviews right > here.
Tell me how much you think my total was in the comment section. The closest person to the actual total, without going over (hello Bob Barker!), will win a brand new copy of Taste of Home’s Cooking School Cookbook.
Contest will close 5 pm on Monday, EST. US winners only. Book supplied by me.
Good luck…. and happy weekending!
*Forgive any typos today. I went back and found a million before publishing. Brain? Fried.