Remember when we got a grocery store here in Picard last April? It was AMAZING! I have to remind myself of this when I go to buy some groceries for dinner and well… I leave with a bag of crackers instead, because I can’t find what I have a hankering for or what I need for something I was hoping to make.
Case in point:
I went to the grocery store today and the produce section looked like this:
- strange root vegetables covered in bark that look way too difficult to deal with (I know the names of them, but I’m just being dramatic)
- brown-spotted bananas
- basket of onions with fruit flies flying around in it
- soft potatoes
- tons of cucumbers (I bought 3)
- 3 bags of local lettuce past its prime
- 3 Vidalia onions (weird)
- 1 package of broccoli that was yellow/brown
- 15EC ($5) bags of month-old carrots
When IGA has just gotten a shipment in, it can be like Christmas it’s so wonderful in there, but when it’s bare in there, oh man, is it bare! Anyways – you get the drift – the grocery store situation is unpredictable!
This results in Caribbean Hoarding Syndrome. When the grocery store was fully stocked over Christmas, I bought 3 cans of enchilada sauce because, well, who knows when they’ll have it again?
Last week, like the Caribbean Hoarder that I am, I bought 2 packages of this bacon. It made me laugh:
“Hotel Brand… Sliced in the Tradition of Fine Hotels.”
What. are. you. talking. about? So funny.
If you’re a good baker, ignore this next sentence, you’ll be absolutely horrified, but if you’re lazy, can’t bake, and like sweets, read on: yesterday morning, I made this deliciousness for Charlie and I for breakfast and it was the bomb. Coffee cake, in a mug, that takes less than 5 minutes to throw together, coffee cake that you microwave in a mug. Oh yes. My kind of baking!
Today I scavenged and found some chicken and a leek, so I’m planning on making this Chicken and Dumplings recipe from Bon Appetit (minus the homemade gnocchi ricotta – I’m just using some packaged gnocchi)… I’ll let you know the verdict!