Middle child syndrome. That’s when the middle child feels neglected because the older sibling came first, and therefore is afforded more responsibilities. Yet, the youngest sibling requires more attention from parents, leaving the middle child to fend for him or herself. For decades, psychologists have studied the theory of birth order and how it affects personality. But most of us don’t need a study to tell us that our middle siblings suffer from this (perhaps made up) syndrome.
We can consider other times, though, when the middle is forgotten. For example, the middleman in your routine Dallas deliveries. Someone moves products throughout the Metroplex from manufacturers to distributors so that customers can pick them up and utilize them in their own homes.
Produce is transported from farms to your local grocery stores where you can pick and choose your perfect apples and zucchini. Electronics are stocked on store shelves just in time for Black Friday thanks to scheduled deliveries that ensure nothing sells out before Christmas day. There’s also someone transporting healthcare items, lab specimens, and pharmaceuticals to healthcare providers and pharmacies across North Texas, ensuring the health and welfare of hundreds of thousands of patients.
But those middlemen hardly get the credit they deserve. At Eagle Express, we’re ok with that. We’ve been the professional middleman in your healthcare, food, manufacturing, and other deliveries for over 37 years. We transport your routine Dallas deliveries on time and on schedule, ensuring the perfect level of inventory, and keeping your customers coming back time and time again. As long as you’re satisfied, there’s no hard feelings. We know you appreciate us!
Another middleman this time of year? Thanksgiving. Poor Thanksgiving. Halloween gets a lot of hype, but as soon as November 1st hits, it’s Christmas! Hardly anyone takes the time anymore to stop and feel grateful for the month of November, and the holiday of giving thanks. To be honest, it kind of shows in our culture today.
So let’s take a moment to give Thanksgiving its day. And one of the main staples of the Thanksgiving holiday is pumpkin.
Sure, pumpkins are mutilated on Halloween just weeks before the Thanksgiving holiday, but did you know this gourd actually serves great health benefits? It’s also totally versatile, which means there are many ways to utilize it outside of the normal pie and latte.
Consider these flavorful and creative ways to honor the middleman of the holiday season: Thanksgiving, and it’s primary produce staple-pumpkin:
Roasted- Pumpkins contain antioxidants that can protect your cells from damage. Chopping up the fruit and adding it to your roasted veggie medley will add a sweet and nutritious touch to your side dish.
Filling- Seasonal ravioli or lasagna is made better with a pumpkin filling. Pasta has never been more nutritious than when it’s packed full of Vitamin C that comes from pumpkin.
Soups- Pumpkin puree makes for a great soup base. It will give you a creamy texture without the added calories. Pumpkin is about 94% water, and contains just 50 calories per cup.
Baked goods- Pumpkin loaf, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin waffles…add fall flare to your desserts and treats by spreading in a little pumpkin puree with the dough or batter.
Sneaky nutrition- It’s no secret pumpkin is a nutrient-dense food. But what is a secret is how easy it is to sneak it into your kids’ meals. Add frozen pieces into smoothies, or mix a tablespoon of puree into mac and cheese. Chances are your kids won’t taste it, but they’ll get the nutritional benefits.
Seeds- Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, are a crunchy addition to salads and pastas, or they can be eaten all on their own. They’re just as nutrient-dense as the fruit of the pumpkin, with the ability to improve heart health and deliver a powerful dose of antioxidants.
Beer- How about drinking your pumpkin? You might get fewer of the nutritional benefits, but pumpkin beer is still a fun way to cheers to the often forgotten middle Thanksgiving holiday.
This one’s for you, middlemen. We see you, second child. We hear your cries of thanks, Thanksgiving celebrators. We high five you, couriers making routine Dallas deliveries between parties, but never getting any of the credit.
Don’t forget this holiday season to remember the middleman- Thanksgiving- and take the time to enjoy it for what it is: a great excuse to gather together and keep a mindset of appreciation for all the blessings you’ve been afforded.
Oh, and if you’re looking for a middleman to make your routine Dallas deliveries this holiday, Eagle Express is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us here on our website or call us at 214-351-5777.