By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect
Are you bad at going to the grocery store? I don’t mean like you have trouble physically walking through the doors and keep bumping into the outer façade, because that would be ridiculous and a cause for true concern about your depth perception… also, maybe don’t drive to the store (or at all) if this is happening to you. But that is NOT the question I’m asking here.
What I’m asking is: Do you have trouble recalling all the things in your kitchen at any given time and mentally comparing that to the food items you would like to cook for the week and then translating the delta items on to a grocery list and then successfully sticking to that list with no more or no less coming back home with you to perfectly execute your weekly recipe goals? Yeah, me too.
Recently I told my husband that we needed more carrots while he was on his way to Costco. Spoiler alert, we did not need more carrots. In fact, we already had a greater than normal amount of carrots in the fridge because the week prior, when my husband went to Costco, he had bought carrots. So when he returned I found myself in possession of 8 pounds of carrots. Which is somewhat inconvenient since no one in my family has a Bugs Bunny level obsession with carrots.
So what do you do when life gives you carrots? Do you make carrotaide? No. You make carrot soup. Why? Because it’s fall and hot, mushy, root tuber soup sounds nice. Here is the recipe I followed to get rid of 2 pounds of my carrots. I found it exceptionally and surprisingly delicious. Don’t skimp on the Greek yogurt or za’atar seasoning at the end either!
Also, I can not help you with avoiding these grocery shopping mistakes. I apologize if I misled. I really just wanted to create some validation for you and show that you are not alone. Or at least I hope I’m not alone.