You know how I mentioned that we’d been traveling and that my body is craving fruits and vegetables? And you know how I mentioned that I was really, really hungry for raspberries? Try as I might, I can’t find one decent raspberry in all of York, Nebraska.
Correction: I can find a decent raspberry. But they are either in a package that also contains moldy raspberries, or they are in a teeny-tiny container that costs $3.48. As much as I’m craving raspberries – for that price, I just can’t do it.
Elias (our 12 year old) and I drove to our two grocery stores today, after striking out at Wal-Mart last night, on a mission to find raspberries. I guess it just isn’t meant to be. Maybe in a few days, after stores re-stock and sale prices re-set???
In the meantime, as the boys and I were unloading our other groceries and talking about all the goodies I bought yesterday on our way back into town, it occurred to me that while I don’t have any raspberries, I do have pretty much everything else delicious under the sun. I shall whine no more. We’ve found great deals on tons of summer produce, loaded up our kitchen once again with wonderful fruits and vegetables – and we are enjoying all kinds of deliciousness. Everything but raspberries? Well, I am just all kinds of blessed.
You can see all the yummy food I picked up last night in this post. Now take a look at what Elias and I found this morning at a local grocery store:
Grapes were on sale, plums were on sale, there were organic tomatoes and mushrooms to be had – and look at all those bags of frozen veggies! Those babies were on sale for just 80¢ each! We filled the cart…as you can see. :) 100% juice was on sale, so we stocked up so that we can make fun popsicles the rest of the summer. We grabbed sweet peppers and splurged on a loaf of bread so we could have an easy meal of sandwiches for lunch. Everything but raspberries? Blessed, blessed, blessed.
We got home from the store and set out this wonderful spread of food. After traveling and eating fast food, I can’t begin to tell you how delicious this all tasted.
Oh beautiful, colorful, delicious plate. God is so good.
What’s more? For breakfast we had big bowls of berries with Chocolate Whipped Cream. It was a perfect way to begin our day.
Well, I actually started my day with an awesome cup of coffee, too. :) Asa brought back a bag of coffee for me from Ecuador. Oh my goodness: best coffee EVER.
This afternoon, Matt went to the garden and brought in a plate full of awesome lettuce. Remember how I shared that a big hail storm took out our garden a few weeks ago? Many of you suggested that it might perk back up. You were right! Much of our garden has bounced back. We are so thankful!
This afternoon, I enjoyed a generous serving of Chocolate Whipped Cream in a cup of coffee. Happiness in a mug, I tell ya.
Before dinner, we were “too hungry to wait.” Therefore, we sliced up a couple of peaches before I cooked dinner. These were the first peaches of the season we’ve had. Ahhhhmazing. Obviously, two was not enough so I had to slice up more. :)
We thoroughly enjoyed the lettuce from our garden with our dinner of Pasta Alfredo with steamed veggies tonight.
So what’s all this about wanting raspberries? We are so blessed with an abundance of delicious foods that I have absolutely nothing to complain about and absolutely everything to be thankful for. I’m sure I’ll find a nice package of raspberries for a decent price eventually. Maybe I’ll even find some fresh berries at the farmer’s market this week. But no matter. Today, my table is overflowing with goodness. I have everything I need and then some.
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