Let's take a moment to appreciate winter produce, yes? There's nothing like beautiful strawberries and blueberries and watermelon, but winter produce bring a lot of appealing options to the (literal) table, too.
Well. I can't say Minnesota contributes much of the produce on my mind. I think we have California and Florida to thank for that.
I have four avocados resting and ripening in my fruit basket at home. I bought them earlier this week on sale - a really, really good sale - in anticipation for a guacamole-related project for a family party this weekend. I love the Pioneer Woman's recipe for grilled corn guacamole and will almost definitely manhandle (womanhandle?) a significant portion of this batch at Sunday's party.
I also really, really, really like grapefruit. I never did until two winters ago, when I decided to give one a try despite its sour reputation. Oh! They're so good. I've started buying one at a time and having a half-grapefruit on days when I have a little extra time for breakfast, so I associate them now with a leisurely treat. And it doesn't hurt that I would rank their color among my top three favorite hues in the world.
P.S. I dreamed last night that I went to Sweden - I think that's because I just finished reading Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - and later PR'd by two minutes in the half-marathon in a race that ended in the driveway of my childhood home, which no longer exists. It was awesome and I woke up very pumped up! I hope that bodes well for tonight's long run.
P.P.S. Did you know I was typing in gray all this time? I didn't realize that. I am switching to the eye-catching black.
P.P.P.S. This post started out on track but really went off the rails after the grapefruit picture, just for fun. It definitely counts as a Hodge Podge. Happy Thursday to you!