14 Feb 2013

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Sheryl Goldstein
Sheryl is the founder of The No Gluten Solution: Feeding Family and Friends, which is the culmination of her talents, skills, and her personal desire to develop an effortless style of cooking good food, making her guests comfortable, and always having an excuse for a dinner party.

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Why does everyone assume that because I like to cook, I always want to? And, why does my family assume that I will make sure that the house is filled with everything they like to eat? Who does that for me?

I guess you can tell what kind of mood I am in and be grateful you are far away at this moment. Today was not a day I wanted to take care of anyone, all I wanted to do was focus on my work and be on time for appointments. But, as any mom and spouse know, things are not always that easy.

I really do not want to complain, but for some reason, food shopping is feeling like such a huge chore. My family takes it for granted that I will be responsible for making sure there is food for everyone to eat, and I guess, history does prove them right. Just not today, please, don’t make me think about food shopping today.

My guilt got the better of me tonight after hearing my husband’s morning lament of “oh, still no yogurt?” and my son’s, “I can’t find the apple juice.” It has been days since either item has been in the house and I reluctantly opened my laptop, and then was relieved that Fresh Direct was going to save the day.

And boy did it. I forgot that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, so who cared about yogurt and juice, what I needed romantic food and chocolates. Fresh Direct’s home page addressed this critical moment with its bounty of offers. The President’s Specials alone satisfied the components of a fabulous and romantic dinner and then gave me choices for the rest of the week.

Thank you, my grocery in shining armor. Tomorrow night’s Valentine’s Day dinner will be prosciutto with sliced mango, rack of lamb with sautéed spinach and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert. I even ordered a bottle of champagne from their on-line wine store.

I was relieved to be rescued from what could have been a lonely Valentine’s Day, yet I still had to deal with ordering the five basic food groups, well maybe six counting chocolate. Sorry to whine, but pushing keys seemed like too much work. Then I remembered that there is a prompt on the Fresh Direct page, which is quick shop and lets me look at old orders and choose what I want from them. Yea, all the thinking was removed from the assignment-click approve and send.

Tomorrow all will be right in my world and I never needed to leave the couch. Hey, Fresh Direct, will you be my valentine?

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