Ingredients for Love

Ingredients for LoveBy, Nan Claire Falkner

He ran into her at the local grocery store and she took his breath away. She had dark brown eyes with hair to match and rosy cheeks. He had accidentally backed his cart into hers and suddenly they were both laughing.

Looking in her cart, she had fresh vegetables, diet cola and baked chicken. She was checking out his purchases at the same time – frozen pizza, beer, cheese, Oreos and a box of Captain Crunch. Their eyes met. She couldn’t have looked away if she had wanted to.

Every year on their anniversary, they had dinner with those same ingredients.


32 thoughts on “Ingredients for Love

  1. Nan, didn’t we meet in a grocery store — you buying Folgers coffee, and I was stocking it at the time. And I remembered carrying that can of coffee up to the checkout counter just for you. It still took me three days to call you for our first date. — and I still love the smell of fresh brewed Folgers coffee.

  2. Very sweet story – a lovely tradition to keep up.
    I keep thinking maybe next time I’m shopping I should crash my trolley into a few others to see if I can get a date πŸ™‚

    • Dear Margaret, My husband and I kind of re-met this way. He was stacking Folgers coffee and my mother made me go back into the store because she had forgotten to pick it up in her cart – and low and behold, this guy on his knees restocking coffee. Thanks for stopping by, Nan πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Rochelle, and I’m sure a lot of people have met each other in similar ways. Yea, I guess this would make a Hallmark Movie – they have so many of them for romance. Nan πŸ™‚

  3. Touching & sweet story, Nan πŸ™‚
    They were meant to be together! What a delightful way to celebrate and relive the first-meeting & love at first sight experience!

  4. So, it was love at first bite? I guess the way to a man’s heart truly is through his stomach.
    He got off lucky. That’s a lot cheaper anniversary dinner than I have to buy for Connie. πŸ™‚

  5. Great human interest story, Nan. Really sweet. I’ve heard that some men deliberately knock into carts in stores just to make contact. I personally never had that happen to me when I was single. Maybe I shopped at the wrong stores. Well done. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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