Yeah, just had to put that in there. For you youngins, that's from SNL, back in the day of the Church Lady, Fernando's Hideaway and The Anal-Retentive Chef (my personal favorite, although I don't see what's so funny ;-).
So this post is about, you guessed it, Choppin Broccoli. You see, my little girl LOVES broccoli. It's one of her favorite foods. I think it's because they look like little trees and she gets to do a whole Godzilla thing while she's chompin' em down. Anyhow, being the moderately decent mom that I am, I try to shove as much broccoli in her face as I can, to make up for those damn Hello Kitty "froot snax".
But, being the moderately decent, LAZY mom that I am, I buy frozen broccoli. Because I suck. But also because you never know what Daphne's vegetable preference du jour will be until it's almost du dinnertime. And I would hate to waste a head of fresh broccoli if Daphne decided to boycott the mini-trees for a week.
So this is me at the grocery store: Look at Me! I am Super Enviro-Mom with my returnable glass milk bottles, my paper-wrapped meat products and my reusable canvas grocery bags... filled with plastic bags full of pesticide-laden, frozen vegetables.
So starting today (since I used the last of the frozen broccoli last night), I will be choppin' broccoli every week and freezin it myself. And I will be singing that damn song the whole time.
One non-recyclable plastic vegetable bag per week. 52 bags a year, nearly 1,000 bags before Daphne heads off to college. Or trade school. Or anywhere but here.
Difficulty Level: 1 out of 5
Not difficult, especially since I only have to do it once a week. I hope my CSA grows broccoli.