The end of my No Grocery Store Challenge year, is not going to happen as planned. I had hoped to prepare some elaborate meals to celebrate all the local wonderful food I’ve discovered in a year, but my dad’s hip replacement failed and he had surgery yesterday, so things are happening differently. So:
Wednesday, I missed breakfast, had leftovers from my wonderful meal Tuesday night, for lunch and for dinner I got takeout from Cafe Josie. Dad wanted seafood to be his last meal pre-hospital, and so we obliged. My mom, aunt and I went to Cafe Josie, ordered a glass of wine and crab cake appetizer while we waited for our dinner. I had the pepita redfish, my favorite dish there.
I had picked up some hydroponic strawberries at the Wednesday Farmer’s Market at the Triangle, and had big plans to eat well while at Seton. So for breakfast Thursday, I had strawberries and they were delicious. My plans to go home and make a sandwich at lunch didn’t happen, and we all walked across the street to Santa Rita for lunch. I had shrimp tacos. After 15 hours in the hospital, I was exhausted. I did manage to make a sandwich for dinner. Barrie Cullinan’s amazing ciabatta bread from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Kocurek Czech Bacon, Milagro Farms Tomato, my garden lettuce, and Full Quiver Cheddar. It was the perfect end to a really long day.