I've been borrowing the car a lot more recently and I'm definitely getting more comfortable driving in Miami. I've decided to set a slow driver example here, and go exactly the speed limit whether I get tailed or not. I've never seen such impatient drivers before!
Anyhow, when I just go alone to buy groceries I find myself spending lots of time at Publix, scouring every aisle. I remember going to the store a lot with my mom when I was a little girl riding in the cart, and now I'm the one picking out items for our household. I've had to buy groceries before when I was single and living with some other girls, but I didn't actually plan out meals. I often ate cereal and toast for dinner, and chicken very occasionally. I knew barely anything about cooking then.
Now I love discovering new things at the grocery store and looking at different cuts of meat, Cuban specialty items, and sauces. It really feels like a treasure hunt to me when I'm browsing the spices aisle, where I probably spend the most time. I've been experimenting with different marinades lately with chicken and pork chops, and my new favorite is a whole ton of Worchestershire sauce, a bit of soy sauce, garlic salt, oregano, pepper, parsley and chives. So delicious!