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Last night my youngest daughter went snow tubing with friends. My oldest daughter volunteered at the elementary school's fun fair. This left my husband and I with a few free hours.
We started at the local family-run Mexican restaurant. We enjoyed some tasty food and a mango margarita. Yum! Then we decided to go grocery shopping.
There's a new chain of stores in our area that's a neat combination of fresh market/bakery/butcher shop and regular grocery. It's a 20 minute ride from our usual store, but I think it's worth the trip. My husband hasn't gone with me before, even though he's the head chef and foodie at our house.
I really thought the trip would be a dud. Jeff hasn't been feeling his best, and I really considered going by myself.
As it turned out, we had an enjoyable hour in the store. It wasn't very crowded and we were able to stroll down each aisle and really take everything in. We challenged each other to find the cheapest item when brand didn't matter. We discussed our youngest daughter's need for seafood (she should live in Maine!). We made fun of the prickly okra (how do you cook that?) and admired the beautiful purple eggplants.
Maybe date night at your place looks a little different, but on this particular Friday night in our corner of the world, nothing beat a relaxing trip to the market!