Friday, October 9, 2009

How Do You Live Without Baby Carrots!??

So I was walking down the isle at the grocery and I ran into a friend. She looked at me like I was crazy (which I am, but still not the point!). I just thought it was my son, Lincoln, trying to stand up backwards in the top of the cart or my son, Dylan, running through my legs, but that wasn't it! She looked down in my cart and pointed at my carrots like she had never seen them before!

Here are the types of carrots I had ---->

I did not really understand what she was asking. After starring at her blankly for a few minutes, she finally asked, "How do you live without pre-cut baby carrots?!?!" I could not believe my ears... What did she mean?!?
So I proceeded to tell her how I buy a lot of whole, unprocessed foods and then go home and chop them all to have them ready for when we need them for a meal or a snack. This in my opinion is more healthy and more economical.

It just baffles me to know that there are people out there who really wouldn't know how to cut whole carrots!
Would y'all be able to cut up carrots for yourself or would you just stand there dumbfounded? Well if you would be confused, let me know and I will gladly teach you how to cut carrots!! I am soo talented!! :)
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Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

It's saddening & truly amazes me how reliant on the easy way people have become. :(

I used to buy baby carrots. Not so much for time or economics, but just because the kids like them (I have a hard time refusing the kids' wishes for healthy or educational things). I can get a 5# bag of whole organic carrots for $3.99 & that's what I do now. I take them home, & we peel enouugh to make sticks & fill a rubbermaid full of them. I lay a damp paper towel across the top & the kids have carrots at hand. They don't seem to miss the baby carrots..... much.

Tweeterbird said...

I tend to buy both, depending on how they will be used and/or the time I believe I have. As I am learning to be more frugal this is something I need to pay more attention to.

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Abbi said...

It is funny to think that somebody doesn't know what do do with regluar carrots. That is one of the joys of gardening - not only do my kids know how to fix a carrot so it is ready to eat but they also planted them, weeded them and they love to pull them up and wash them so they can have a snack.

Jes said...

I love this post! So sad, but so true. It's like people that have no clue chicken naturally comes with bones!

I wish society wouldn't make it so easy to disconnect...