Last night we found lots of good recipes – a lot of Mediterranean dishes. I LOVE the recipes at The Mediterranean Dish. I’ve made them less than I would like because so many of them don’t have meat or meat isn’t the focus but Vince has gone through a bunch of recipes there and printed them. There were some ingredients we didn’t have so this morning Vince wanted to go to Fox Farm, which is almost an oriental type grocery store now . . at one time I think it was similar to a small Whole Foods but I still like it and we shop there pretty often, and he wanted to go to Food 4 Less, which I had been to once when we lived here before. Our doctor recommended both stores for finding the foods used often in the Mediterranean recipes.
Food 4 Less had sweet potatoes for 28 cents a pound!! We bought sweet potatoes at Walmart recently for 78 cents a pound and thought that was a good deal. I put either mashed sweet potatoes or pumpkin puree in Rita’s food so it was nice to get them for that price. I didn’t want to mess with canning a bunch of them but I’m sure I will wish I had done that.
We had been looking for dried garbanza beans and couldn’t find them anywhere in town. Not at Walmart. Not at Fox Farm. Food 4 Less had them but they were $2.50 per pound so we stopped by Target and they had them for .99/pound. That was a great find. It’s so weird because (1) I’m not a Target fan; (2) We rarely go into Target and (3) The Target in Abilene, as I remember, was totally backwards from the Target in Joplin so every time I go into the Target in Joplin (which has been twice now), I feel confused the entire time I’m in there. I think I should go right to get out and I should go left. I think things are going to be here and they’re there. I’m always glad to get out of there. People complain about Walmart self checks .. Target had one cashier and probably 8 self-checks. There are maybe 6 people in line for the real live cashier and we had to wait for a self-check.
As far as I can tell, there is nothing we need as far as groceries til well after Thanksgiving. Raise your hand if you think Vince will be back in town before Monday?