Pandemic holiday grokkery fumbles 🐽

I started a curbside pickup order at the Plum on Monday. It was Tuesday by the time I got to the $50 minimum. It doesn’t take much to get to that. It’s an “upscale” grokkery and I buy “upscale” foods. I mean I don’t neeeeeed much of anything else, at least not very often. 12 year old vee-hickle, seven year old laptop… In 2019 we replaced a dryer that was old enough to drink. You get the idea. And I don’t really need clothes any more although if I see something I like I order it. Hello black and metallic red ribbed Chico’s turtleneck.

I am off the track already. By the time I topped the Plum order threshold on Tuesday, it was looking like the pickup slots were going fast so I pulled the trigger and scheduled it for this morning. After that I had until 8:00 this morning to add things to it. I thought I had it all but then the GG decided to walk over there and did I need anything? Well. I don’t like him hanging around inside stores but that’s a whole ‘nother convo. Yes… I need scallions and mushrooms (actually I shouldda checked on mushrooms because I DID have mushrooms, oh well).

All right, now we really are set. Or so I thought. I was banking on the last time I cleaned out the refrigerator, like two weeks ago, I had horseradish. I could NOT find horseradish today to save my life. The GG offered his help. I mean, this is a man who has been known to miss KETCHUP when it’s staring him in the face and I can see it from the next room. But what the heck. Another pair of eyes can be helpful. He could not find it. Did he take it on one of his boondoggles and use it up? He couldn’t remember.

As this little Landfill play was taking place, there was an incoming text message from my Plum beach urchin. “Do you guys need any dessert?” We don’t eat a lot of desserts and we have a generous piece of pineapple upside down cake from my s-i-l The Beautiful Gay, one of her signature dishes. I figgered we’d eat that. So I asked for horseradish! We’re also getting a half pecan pie because the GG requested it. I hope we finish it…

Horseradish? I like it with filet and we’re having that tonight. I soooooo often fergit the horseradish. But I’m also gonna mash it into some turnips with sour cream and scallions. Hey, turnips are pretty dern good when you get them straight from actual farmers and I did since these were part of an Argus Farm Stop delivery. Goetz Family Farm. Blissville. Lettuce all winter.

The GG took this pic. It was one of those “I’m at the grokkery store, is this what you want” throw away shots but I think it’s a pretty good one.

2 Responses to “Pandemic holiday grokkery fumbles 🐽”

  1. Sam Says:

    Love a fine green onion…. Merry, happy…evening!

  2. Margaret Says:

    It seems like I’m always forgetting something in my order. Usually I can make do. I love horseradish, especially with roast. It would be delicious in veggies too. I like the way you shop!