Me: “Hey, throw me that waterbottle, will you?”
Son: “Do you ever stop eating or drinking?”
Of course I do. Then again, I was entering entering meals into my food log on sparkpeople yesterday, trying to determine approximately where I stand in regards to the intake of certain minerals, etc., for the day.
As in I ate the following in one day–and this was just the vegetable matter (we won’t mention the Snicker’s blizzard):
1 head of Cauliflower
1 head of Romaine lettuce
1 cup of torn, fresh spinach
1 large butternut squash
2 pounds of cherries
2 pounds of green beans
1 pound snap peas in pods
2 green peppers
1/2 an onion
Am I going overboard in the summer fresh-food fest?
I blame it on a climate that allows my rather small garden to produce things like 2 pounds of green beans daily, and generous neighbors who let me pick their fruit–after all, if I don’t eat this bounty, who will?
(And why, given that I can consume that much roughage without flinching, did I not produce one child in six who can stomach anything that has not been thoroughly baked, boiled, fried, or shrink wrapped?)