Living in the Midwest, and truly the Midwest as we are central Missouri, one starts looking for signs of Spring. Now the sun is out today, but there is still a bite to the air. Most of us would say that it is very typically a March day. That does not change the fact that we are yearning to feel the warm sunshine and the summer breezes that mark the end of the winter.
Therefore, when I walked into our local grocery store and spotted these:
new red potatoes and fresh green beans. I knew what supper was going to be. The freshness of these veggies just jumped out at me. Often finding truly fresh veggies, here in the Midwest, prior to growing season is extraordinarily difficult.
Many compliments to our local grocers at BiLo, the Country Mart, because the Tuesday morning produce typically are delightful. I hold off whenever I can to get there on Tuesday morning because they explained that is the day they have completed the restocking with fresh produce. I appreciate that they let me know this piece of information because it is worth it to see such a display.
Therefore, this mini-post is a thank you to BiLo, but also to share my excitement that winter is coming to a close and there is evidence that summer is close at hands. Just seven more days until Spring is formally here, and what a joy that is.
And just in case you are curious, the red potatoes and green beans are on the burner with a slice of onion, a tablespoon of bacon grease, pepper and salt. This house is already smelling yummy, esp. since I put in an arm roast, too, that was a manager special.