This morning Aidan announced that there was nothing to eat in this house. As we all know, that is crap. There’s always plenty of food in this house to eat. What he meant to say was that there were no convenient things to eat in this house.
There is a big difference between two statements. One requires effort. One does not. I guess when you are a teen you prefer the latter.
Nonetheless, he was sort of right. Everything in house is the “you’ve got to cook it” type of food. So, off to the grocery store I went.
My first stop was Trader Joe’s. My basil plant is still going gang busters, so I figured I’d make a late season pesto. I’ve switched to using sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts for my pesto due to how expensive pine nuts are.
But you’ll notice that there are pine nuts in my cart along with sunflower seeds. That’s because I use the pine nuts as a topping on my pesto now. That way we still get the pine nut taste without the ridiculous expense. A little bit of pine nut flavor goes a real long way.
Trader Joe’s had some good finds today. Have you tried their Ginger Cats Cookies For People? $2.89 per bucket, these cookies deliver a huge gingersnap taste for precious few calories. A great fall treat that won’t wreck havoc on your waistline.
And how about these brussel sprouts for $3.49 a stalk? You just can’t beat that price. I love brussel sprouts roasted in the oven with maple syrup and bacon. The only bummer is that Michael and I are the only people who appreciate brussel sprouts in our home. On the upside, we don’t have to share.
Let the angels sing. Our stores were out of Cookie Butter for months. Many months. Now that they’ve restocked the shelves, I’ve stocked up myself. If you haven’t had this before, it’s a mixture of gingerbread cookies and peanut butter.
Crazy awesome stuff that is highly addicting and a diet buster. It’s a good thing that Trader Joe’s runs out of this stuff quickly.
At Stop & Shop, I stocked up on chicken broth because there is an instant savings promotion going on right now. I go through a ton of broth throughout the winter.
I tossed in two pork shoulders for Sunday supper, apples that were .77/lb, day old bread for croutons, ribs for tonight’s supper, and Edy’s Pumpkin ice cream because it was the right thing to do. It goes with those gingerbread cookies from Trader Joe’s. A match made in heaven.
Everyone was pretty satisfied with my purchases except for the brussel sprouts. Those were greeted with animosity by most everyone except Michael. Like I said before, more for us.
How about you? What’s on your menu for this week? Have you tried the Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter? How about brussel sprouts? Are you a fan?