To my delight, there were small batches of four or five carrots, much more manageable for our appetite. No one heard me gasp, at least I don’t think so. It would cost me $5.00 for this small bunch of carrots. My turkey soup would not taste significantly different – it was already rich with plenty of turkey trimmings, vegetables and various spices. I refused to pay that much, and slowly walked on by.
I found myself at the corner, ready to disappear forever from the vegetable world – still thinking however of lack of color in my soup. My mind took me on another journey, back to where I started, eyeing the root vegetable selection. A large bag of carrots – about seven pounds – for $2.99. Without any more deliberation, they were in my basket. I had a plan.
Here are the critical parts: