Going to the farmer's market throws me into a tizzy. My selections have no rhyme or reason. This year, my own homegrown produce is adding to the dilemma. This is how my brain works when it is time to cook:
I think I'll use up those ears of corn in the Joy of Cooking corn chowder recipe (corn, potatoes, whole milk and bacon - we are not on a diet). Oh, look! I need to dice onions and celery. I might as well make macaroni salad. I had a giant bowl of peaches, apricots and plums - I'll cut them up for a cobbler. As long as I have all the baking stuff out (and the oven on) I'll throw together a cherry pie. And the result is... a random variety of food which does not remotely constitute a balanced meal. But it's sooo good. I'm going through a zucchini glut just now, so there is some zucchini bread in our near future.