Three Eggs in Holy Carton by 19melissa68, on Flickr
I find it ironic that one of the most “healthy” eggs come in the most wasteful, un-environmental packaging.
I’ve seen this phenomenon in other “high-end” products like produce – the organic hothouse heirloom tomatoes that come in several layers of protective PLASTIC?! It bothers me to no end. I do my best to avoid poor packaging options when I have a choice but I do wish the companies would think about this! For so many foods, there is no problem with the old cardboard/wax paper packaging. I don’t know one box of cereal I’ve eaten that has been fresher for having a plastic bag lining instead.
So… truth. I haven’t stepped foot outside today. Total truth be told, I have spent as little time in the beautiful outdoors as possible lately because it has just. been. too. hot. And humid. Pudding air. Our backyard turned into a shriveled-up wasteland of abandoned outdoor toys and failing garden beds because it was just too hot even first thing in the morning!
Yesterday afternoon, it rained, as they say, cats and dogs. And last night, it rained some more. And more. And oh so much more. It was AWESOME. The thunder shook the house! Today, everything is growing like a weed.
Mostly because it’s all weeds.
I don’t know if was the weather or my general apathy toward the garden in recent times, but nothing is growing this year. The tomato plants, which normally would be filling my kitchen with so many tomatoes that I can’t stop making sauce and salsa, are huge and green, with not a single tomato on any of them – at least 3 different varieties. Maybe they know that I really don’t even feel like cooking or being in the kitchen this summer. I don’t know. But you know what? I’m over it, and I probably say this every year around this time, but next year, I’m going to have little to no garden/commitment/disappointment.
Today is one of the first DAYS (vs evenings) I have bothered to cook at all in a long time, and it’s only because I have a fridge full of food and hungry mouths and we can’t afford takeout all the time. :) In my oven is a big egg casserole which we’ll have for lunch or dinner, and maybe breakfast tomorrow, and then I’ll freeze the remaining portions of. I pretty much stuck to the recipe I posted this time, but threw in some sauteed onions and zucchini bequeathed by a neighbor… yeah, even my zucchini isn’t growing.
Lastly in my ramblings, I’m going through a lot in my life, including and surrounded by an epiphany… or rather a coming-to-terms-with… the fact that my STUFF is taking over my life. I have always been a packrat, and I hate it, and I’m overwhelmed by it, and now I am going to do something about it. If you’re interested in following my journey to less, and keeping an eye on all the great stuff I’m selling in the process, check out my brand new blog, Pennies for Packrats. Not much there now but I would love some followers to cheer me on there and hold me accountable!