Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vegetables with an Inferiority Complex

This is what I saw at HEB. I had to show you.

It's hard to tell in this picture, but these are miniature squash and zucchini. To put them into scale, those are mushrooms in the basket above them. Seriously tiny. These would have been perfect in Barbie's kitchen.

I stared at the vegetable babies for several minutes. So long I thought I might as well take a picture. And so I did.

What you also cannot see is behind me: an elderly couple who thought a girl taking a picture with her cell phone of vegetables in HEB must be a lunatic. What's with the kids these days? Don't they know a vegetable when they see one?

Look, I'm from East Texas and we don't have petit squash. In fact, in our neck of the woods the goal is to grow big vegetables. My grandfather would have been embarrassed if these pip squeeks ever showed up in his garden. Thank goodness they were at least separated from their normal sized counterparts.

So now my question is this: what do you do with them? Well, besides stocking Barbie's pantry.


  1. I just love reading your blog. I sit at the computer and just chuckle in amusement. Brightens my day! Thanks for being so witty! :)

  2. Aww...thank you! I'm glad you enjoy my random posts. I don't have kiddos so I blog about squash and orange juice for material. Thanks for bearing through it! :)