The whole state is against me!
Friday, July 05, 2013
Ok maybe not really the whole state, but it's funny that there are definite regional differences it seems!
I'm from NYC. 35 years born and raised. Although we're known for our fabulous pizza and our bagels, believe it or not for the most part we're VERY good in getting healthy stuff in.
Fast forward I move to Ohio. (Job offer for hubby, would have been dumb for us to not jump at it, plus he has family here so bonus)
I felt like a stranger in a strange land seeing how there are entire grocery aisles here devoted to various types of barbecue sauce!
Family holiday gatherings - my shock at the lack of vegetables! OR rather, there were vegetables, they were just well hidden in a casserole with all this cheese and bacon thrown in!
I did pretty good in at least breaking my hubbys-family in for that though, I bring my own steamed/grilled veggies or they have some on hand.
Yesterday, 4th of July - having guests over. They offer to bring dessert. Oh boy - dessert. Ack! So I thought to myself - well, how about fruit salad? A nice fresh fruit salad would be healthy and a heckuva lot better than cake or brownies or such! So ok - yes, bring dessert, fruit salad please!
Um. This did not go as I intended.
Fruit Salad in NYC = "Fresh Fruit, Cut Up"
Fruit Salad in Cincinnati = "Some Fresh Fruit, Some Canned Fruit, In a Heavy Syrup and Sprinkle Lots of Sugar On Top"
Back to the drawing board lol, I will at least make TODAY a great one!