Thankfulness, Day 28

I did an entire post about coffee, and I even did one on food. Did I mention though, that I am actually a huge sucker for sweet tea and beignets? I’m not goin to devote a ton of time or energy to that thought today, I just wanted you all to know that I have a mild obsession with both of those items.

I’m thankful for being able to afford groceries. It’s such a privilege that I count on. My husband and I work hard to get our lives in order, but the truth of the matter is that we don’t have ot worry about if our crops survived this year, or if we stored enough food for the winter, because we can go to any number of grocery stores and get whatever we’ve run out of. I like that. 

  (Not sure who the lady is, stole the picture from the internet, as usual.)

My mother and father own a small farm, with chickens and ducks and rabbits, but also with a pretty nifty expanse of consumable plants. All of us kids usually help out with the garden and then if we’re around, we help mom can the food. We have raspberry and strawberry patches, as well as enough vegetables to make dozens of mason jars of food. Even so, my parents taught me the importance of planning meals and not wasting money at the grocery store.

  I buy only the things my husband and I will eat. We try to go to the store every other week and it seems to work out pretty well for us. We have the ability to go to the store and just buy things. We don’t get the name brand stuff all the time, but how great is it that we can go to a big place with thousands of types of food and buy stuff? It’s phenomenal, and such a wonderful privilege to have.

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