Wednesday, December 12, 2007
A carrot from the supermarket
I usually eat one each day. A moderately sized carrot from the supermarket's bin of loose carrots. Eat it like a candy bar. Nice and crisp, slightly sweet.
I only buy one. The store is an easy walk. More than one (or maybe two) can be a bit overwhelming.
That old Lays Potato Chip ad saying, "bet you just can't have one" may not apply to carrots.
Still, they are like candy in small doses.
When I was a kid, my mom was processing carrots from the garden. She also packed a lunch for my dad to take to work. One day, my dad picked up the wrong sack, but didn't discover it till lunch break. It was the sack full of carrots. Overwhelming, so I think he ate in the cafeteria that day.
I buy one carrot at a time as they tend to get rubbery in the refrigerator after more than one or two days.
Tip for being single and not having a garden; live close to the store.
Bagged carrots in the plastic wrap tend to get slimy in 3 days. The supermarket is only a short walk away where carrots always seem to be fresh and tasty.
Apples have longer shelf life at home.
Often, I start my day with a carrot, an apple and a carton of chocolate milk.