Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

I have a supermarket confession to make.  I hate running errands on the weekends and usually spend my time online ordering all of my groceries on  Usually, my online food shopping expedition makes my life incredibly easier.  All I need to do is whip out my jumbo list and pretty much check off all the items I THINK (operative word being "think") I need for the kids' school lunches, breakfast, dessert and a random dinner item here and there.  Well, for some bizarre reason, this week my grocery shopping went a little haywire.
First off, my husband decided to run to the supermarket and pick up a few loaves of bread and some milk just as I had sent in my order, so I knew right off the bat that we'd have a ton of extra multi-grain and raisin bread this week.  But somehow, when it came to my fruit order, I have no idea what kind of synapse disconnect my brain was experiencing at that moment.  Was I busy sending someone a blackberry message?  Was I on the phone?  Was I reprimanding one of my kids?  The answer is a mystery.  All I know is instead of ordering four delicious anjou pears, I ordered 41.
Yes, 41 pears.  I don't even think I've eaten 41 pears in my lifetime but now I'm going to have to come up with a bunch of different recipes so we can finish the pears without them going rotten.  Hmmm....we could have pear soup, pears on a salad, pear with figs, plain pears, pear juice...are there any other recipes for pears?  I guess I'll have to surf around the web for some more recipes, or I can just give them away as snack to my son's class this week.  Forget those choke-able grapes, I've got a perfect fruit for every kid in class...who wants a pear?  
Maybe that's where the whole Partridge in a Pear Tree got started.  Either way, I'm pretty sure that next time I try to do a little online grocery shopping, I double check my order before I purchase fruits in the double digits.
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