Meal Planning – 0, Giant Zucchinis – 1

This week I was very excited to go visit the Downtown Phoenix Public Market. A little too excited you might say. Here’s the thing: I grew up on a farm in South Dakota. I know what a zucchini is supposed to look like, and when all the grocery stores carry are pickle-sized “zucchini,” I start to get a little restless. I got a tip that the Public Market may actually have REAL zucchinis and I became obsessed with the idea of getting a 4-H Purple Ribbon zucchini. Just like every other week, I grabbed my cookbooks and my Meal Planning Worksheet, and went to work planning out our dinners and groceries for the week. This week, though, I was distracted by thoughts of this Holy Grail of zucchini, and I missed a number of key ingredients on my grocery list. Today’s missing items: coconut milk and propane for the grill. So now it is Tuesday and I am headed to the grocery...