There is a food pantry in my town that provides fresh produce once a month. Apparently it's very popular. They give out produce from noon until 3:00 pm, unless they run out sooner; it's first come, first serve. I arrived at noon and had to wait in line for an hour to get my produce. I got a bunch of sweet potatoes, a bunch of onions and five avocados. I also got some raspberry Greek yogurt, which I am thrilled about, although I'm not sure why Greek yogurt is considered produce.
I'm not sure what I think about waiting in line for an hour, though for potatoes, onions and avocados. There is something sort of demeaning about waiting in line for a really long time for food. And to be honest, I was kind of disappointed not to get a bigger variety of produce. I was hoping for some fruit of some kind.
I also have no clue what I'm going to do with all these avocados. I'm thinking avocado, tomato and cheese sandwiches would be good. I have some spicy mustard and I have bread that I got at the food pantry Wednesday. But I have no tomatoes and no cheese. I'm not sure I want to spend my $15 in food stamps on tomatoes and cheese. I have to figure out what to buy with that $15 that will stretch the farthest and I'm not sure cheese is the answer.
I have a box of jambalaya mix in my cupboard. I normally make it with vegetarian sausage. But I was thinking I could buy a can of beans (less than a dollar if I buy the store brand) and throw those in there. Some avocado would be good on top of that. I could saute some onion and put it in there, too.
I have some homemade salsa that I canned over the summer. I could buy a can of black beans and put some salsa and avocado on those.
Maybe I'll save one of the avocados, though, and buy stuff to make sandwiches when I get my SSDI the beginning of next month. Will avocados keep that long? I have no clue how long they keep.