Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday

Today feels kinda pointless, since we have tomorrow off for Verterans Day.

Yesterday was BFF Lauren's birthday. Happy birthday, Lauren!

When we were at Disney we ate at a restaurant that served chayote squash as a seasonal vegetable. It was fantastic and I was completely convinced I'd never have it again, since it's native to the Carribbean. Last week I was fumbling through Kroger and saw a funny pear-looking thing over by the acron squash. According to the sign, it was a chayote squash. I squealed, bought it, and cooked myself some last night to go with the lasagna. It was quite possibly the tastiest thing I'd had all week, with the exception of the incredible lasagna itself. I think I'll cook more tonight. The recipe I used only took about 5 minutes to whip up.

And finally, speaking of Kroger, mine has no food. I started noticing the trend several weeks ago when they didn't seem to be restocking certain specific things I like to buy. Then gradually they quit restocking anything, then things started disappearing off the shelf in bulk. I finally broke down and asked a nice lady when they were opening the new store, because I couldn't find half the things on my list last week, and it's gotten worse since. November 15, she said. I can't wait to actually grocery shop again!

7 comments:

i'm black betty said...

gonna have to try that sqwersh...sounds tasty!! :D

From the Doghouse said...

Why did they say they didn't have food?

Supermom said...

Is Clinton getting a new Kroger?

Susan said...

They have no food because they quit stocking at the old store and have already started moving merchandise to the new store. There are entire aisles that are little more than well-spaced cases of bottled water.

And yes, SM, we're getting a brand new one across from MC, where the old old Walmart (and then Winn Dixie) used to be.

Sandi said...

That new Kroger is going to be nice ... they say it will be open in time for Thanksgiving. :)

MaryO said...

Just FYI, chayote is available year-round. It's grown in the tropics and imported. Tell your Produce Manager to keep it in stock. If he doesn't, go to a grocery story in a latino neighborhood. They'll carry it.

Chayotes are great in baked dishes like casseroles. I once substituted chayote instead of corn flakes in my meatloaf recipe. It got rave reviews but the meatloaf lost its 'loaf' shape. It became more of a 'sloppy joe' or maybe I should say 'sloppy chayote'.

Susan said...

Should be open this weekend. I'm pretty excited. Who am I kidding, I'll just be excited to be able to buy groceries again. Some of my best coupons are getting close to expiration and I can't use them if they open a store with food! Yes, I could go to another Kroger in search of food, but that's just crazy talk.