Dinner Diva: Skip the supermarket this week!

I have a challenge for you this week if you dare. Actually, I am going to double-dog dare you to try this.
Skip the supermarket this week. That’s right. SKIP. IT.
Instead, go to the farmer’s market and buy all you can of their freshly grown local produce, purchase the farm fresh eggs and the locally raised grass-fed beef and pastured chickens. If you need help finding a local source, check out localharvest.org
See if, for just one week, you can make meals happen in your home without opening one single solitary package.
Go on. I dare you.
I totally get that it’s hard; it’s hard even for hardcore Dinner Divas like me! We’re all so used to the convenience of our food being all neat and tidy in some kind of packaging, whether it’s a plastic bag, box, or can. To have to deal with dirty produce and meat or chicken that doesn’t come in plastic-wrapped Styrofoam trays, makes us uncomfortable.
And while we can’t go back to the same culture of 100 years ago and work a vegetable garden for our year’s worth of food, raise some chickens and eat only what our land provides, we can slow down a bit.
For most of us, life goes fast and has gotten a whole lot more complicated with demanding careers, carpools, and Facebook. And this is why I say, let’s take a week off from the supermarket and take joy in washing the dirt of the lettuce, cutting up a fresh from-the-farm chicken, and roasting it with fresh herbs from the garden.
Life is too darned short to waste in the fast food lane or in the 10 items or less lane at the crowded grocery store. Let me know if you’re in for this challenge, I’d love to hear your stories!
Grab all that great food at the farmer’s market, then use our Freezer Menus to have on-hand meals! There are so many varieties, you’re sure to find several that are right for you!

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