As silly or insignificant as the description may sound, Wednesdays have become my favorite day of the week for the simplest of reasons. After work I hurry home, hoping to find a spot close to the house. I park, grab my things and hurry over to the CSA drop off point to collect my overflowing bag of produce. Once home, I pour it out, excited as it’s like gold to me. Will you look at those strawberries? I couldn’t help but grab one, run it under water for less than a second, and toss it back…followed by another and another after that. I hold up each item deciding fridge versus counter after deciding what to pull for the evening meal.
The library is open late today so after organizing everything (or sometimes before pick-up all together) I head over to pick up my reserved books and music. I walk home, appreciating the bright sun and the welcome breeze.
This week I had a pound of ground lamb in the fridge and decided on a quick kofte dish using the fresh oregano I received alongside potatoes, carrots, beets and broccoli quickly boiled and tossed in fresh sage and butter. I tore apart the red leaf lettuce and made a quick salad…as we dug in, I realized I’m a little relaxed when it comes to the washing department as I felt the sandy earth between my teeth. Does anyone have a trick for quick and easy cleaning of very earthy veggies? Does this exist?
A little peek at my after work to-dos… it’s my favorite night of the week. Who knew something so simple could make me so content?