One of the strange new things that I have learned to enjoy while being quarantined at home during the virus is online grocery shopping. I never thought of doing my grocery shopping online until this crisis started.
For me my weekly outing to Central Market in Shoreline is more than just getting groceries, it’s to see what’s new in season, get ideas for new recipes and to see the staff that have become friends.
But now as we enter into week 4 of being isolated at home trying to stay safe and healthy, I have turned to online grocery shopping. First I used my prime membership with Amazon.com and did all my shopping at Whole Foods. I was amazed at the quick turn around, my groceries were on my door step within hours. I had only a few mishaps, like getting a rotten avocado, but to be fair I could have picked the same one in person.
Now, seeing as everyone is “Sheltering in Place” that fast delivery time doesn’t seem to be an option, since everyone is using these services. Whole Foods has a delivery time it seems to be more like 2-3 days out instead of hours. So I just ordered up this weeks groceries from Metropolitan Market, I found their website very easy to maneuver and look forward to seeing what my delivery is like.
When filling out your cart on a grocery store website it’s difficult to figure out what exactly you need and also splurges seem to easily hit the cart. I suggest making a grocery list just as if you are going to the actual physical market, this way you will get only what you need!
With all the uncertainty in the world right now I have found that going back to childhood favorite dishes help calm my head and bring up good memories. One of those dishes is my Broccoli Salad. I’m sure if you were a kid of the 80’s and 90’s you had a version at some point, it seems it was always at picnics, potlucks and family get-togethers.
I have barely tweaked my Moms original recipe so its close to the classic. All the ingredients should be in your pantry and fridge or are easily available online!
Childhood Broccoli Salad
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 4 cups broccoli florets about 3 big heads
- 1/2 package pepper bacon diced and sautéed cripsy
- 3/4 cup craisins
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- Mix dressing ingredients together in bowl, toss in broccoli florets, and other ingredients. Toss to mix. Chill in fridge for at least an hour prior to serving.