Hello and happy Saturday to you! Isn’t Saturday the greatest day?
I’ve been having a good Saturday so far. This morning I slept in a little then got up when FIL arrived to help Benzo work on the kitchen floor again. I made a big pot of oatmeal for all of us for breakfast. I added banana, cinnamon and maple syrup to mine. After breakfast I changed and left the house with two destinations in mind: the farmers market and Walmart to get a few things we need.
I was going to hit up our local farmers market but when I drove by it looked like only crafts people and not many actual farmers. So I kept on driving and went to a bigger market that’s a little bit further away. It was packed! Much more so than 2 weeks ago. Walking into the market I passed a booth set up by some BBQ people and they had a smoker that was painted pink and decorated to look like a pig. I wished I had my camera to take a picture of it.
I found lots of goodies at the market. Here’s my haul for the day:
Cucumber – 1.00
Bunch of green onions – $0.50
Asparagus – $3.00
Sweet Potatoes – $3.00
Bag o’ Spinach – $3.00
Total spent: $10.50
I was excited to find the sweet potatoes. The sign said “locally grown” so I asked the guy and he said they were his own sweet potatoes from last year. I don’t care that they were stored all winter! I’m sure they will be great. And I got ALL of them for $3.00!
Another highlight of the farmers market was that the guy with the sweet potatoes remembered me from last year. He said “it’s nice to see you again!” I don’t know his name and he doesn’t know mine but I bought from him a lot last year and it’s nice that he recognized me. I’m sure he sees so many faces at the market every weekend.
After the market I fully intended on just going to Walmart and then going home. But since I had gone to this other market I happened to drive by DSW on the way back. So I stopped. Never to early to shop for shoes! I am actually looking for some all-purpose sandals to take to Hawaii. Since we are carrying on all our luggage I am limited on the amount of shoes I can pack. I need sandals that look good with pants, skirts, shorts, dresses – everything! Oh and I’m very picky about my shoes. I don’t want leather and I don’t like anything between my toes (so no flip flops) and I want a flat or tiny wedge. Could I make it any more difficult on myself? Needless to say I did not find anything at DSW so I left.
Then I was in the shopping mood so I went to Payless (where I actually found the desired sandals – score!), then Target (bought a dress) and then I finally made it to Walmart. I’m not normally such a shopper but this upcoming trip has turned me into a shop-zilla.
By the time I got home I was famished and made a kick-butt salad for lunch:
Local spinach with orange bell pepper, sunflower seeds and homemade dressing with carrot sticks and a blob of hummus. My body has been craving salads lately. I think it’s because of the spring weather and the fact that lettuce and spinach are in season now. When you eat with the seasons, I think you start to crave with the seasons too! Or maybe I don’t have any idea what I’m talking about. 🙂
This weekend is supposed to be BIG PLANTING WEEKEND in the garden. Since today is May 1st we are past the danger of frost (ie. frost-free) and can plant lots more things in the garden such as zucchini, green beans, corn, cucumbers, melons as well as transplant tomatoes and peppers. However it rained a bunch yesterday so the garden may be too wet for planting. I’m headed out there to check it out now.
3 thoughts on “Shopping & Salad”
It sounds like a lovely Saturday! 🙂 I completely agree with you about craving more salads and fresh produce lately. I think a couple posts ago I was wondering if it was just me or it was normal!
During the summer I tend to eat lighter and have a lot more salads than I do during the winter, too. It’s way too hot to eat heavy food all the time!
I grew up tending a booth at the Overland Park Farmers Market because my Dad has a bunch of greenhouses and I must say, I remembered faces quite well because there were so many regulars. I loved seeing them each year!