A Partridge in a Pear Tree
I have a supermarket confession to make. I hate running errands on the weekends and usually spend my time online ordering all of my groceries on Peapod.com. Usually, my online food shopping expedition makes my life incredibly easier. All I need to do is whip out my jumbo list and pretty much check off all the items I THINK (operative word being "think") I need for the kids' school lunches, breakfast, dessert and a random dinner item here and there. Well, for some bizarre reason, this week my grocery shopping went a little haywire.
First off, my husband decided to run to the supermarket and pick up a few loaves of bread and some milk just as I had sent in my order, so I knew right off the bat that we'd have a ton of extra multi-grain and raisin bread this week. But somehow, when it came to my fruit order, I have no idea what kind of synapse disconnect my brain was experiencing at that moment. Was I busy sending someone a blackberry message? Was I on the phone? Was I reprimanding one of my kids? The answer is a mystery. All I know is instead of ordering four delicious anjou pears, I ordered 41.
Yes, 41 pears. I don't even think I've eaten 41 pears in my lifetime but now I'm going to have to come up with a bunch of different recipes so we can finish the pears without them going rotten. Hmmm....we could have pear soup, pears on a salad, pear with figs, plain pears, pear juice...are there any other recipes for pears? I guess I'll have to surf around the web for some more recipes, or I can just give them away as snack to my son's class this week. Forget those choke-able grapes, I've got a perfect fruit for every kid in class...who wants a pear?
Maybe that's where the whole Partridge in a Pear Tree got started. Either way, I'm pretty sure that next time I try to do a little online grocery shopping, I double check my order before I purchase fruits in the double digits.
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