Memories of grocery shopping with my mom, Peg, are etched in my brain. You see, I’m the youngest in a family of five that includes three older brothers. My dad, is 6’4” and though my brothers aren’t quite as tall, when it comes to appetite, the apples didn’t fall far from the tree.
Anyway, if you’ve ever shopped for 7 then you know, it’s not a “one cart” trip – EVER. In fact, my mom and I would caravan through the grocery store, she leading and me following, filling up two carts once a week.Though my mother would never complain, I’m sure this weekly pilgrimage was trying on both the checking account and the nerves.Best of all, though, she would let me pick out whatever I wanted.
Like so many who grew up in my generation, our family was never concerned about fat grams, carbohydrates and calories. We pretty much bought whatever tasted good and took it home to be rationed among us all. Every night, Peg would make sandwiches for lunch for us to eat the next day at work or school. My sandwich was always egg salad.
Aside from shopping, Peg exposed me to all of the beauties and pitfalls of shopping and cooking. Many of her secrets, I keep with me to this day and some of which I hope to pass along to you in this blog. Each week I hope to bring you some interesting tidbits about food, cooking, lifestyle and, of course, CobornsDelivers.
Yes, my family is a customer of CobornsDelivers and I was flattered when asked to act as a contributing blogger. I’m not a nutritionist, fitness expert or chef. I’m just a married mom of three kids trying to manage a full-time job, a home and make sure my kids eat well.Hopefully, through my blog you’ll gain insight and understanding that your challenges are not unto you alone. If you’re a person on the go, juggling more items for which you have time, plug in. We’ll have some fun and if all goes as planned, we’ll share some ideas and learn a little bit from eachother – like, why you should never do your grocery shopping on an empty stomach!