I was supposed to go to that craft fair this past weekend, but winter storm Caesar (when and WHY did they start naming winter storms?!?!) was predicted to dump all kinds of the white stuff on us, and well….my little sissy car doesn’t really corner like its on rails, as Julia Roberts’ character in Pretty Woman says.
Instead, I went to Duluth (the big city of nearly 90,000 people!) on Saturday and spent some time shopping and eating the BEST EVER smoked chicken salad, with avocado, roasted red peppers and onions and charred corn…..heaven.
DUDE. Smoked chicken rules. I so want a meat smoker.
While shopping, I found one of the food finds referenced in the post title, which I naturally impulse purchased. You’ll understand why. Keep reading.
Crapola. Yes, you read that correctly. Granola named after poop.
I bought a bag without a second thought. Sadly, there are various gluten-y grains in it, but this is going to make someone very happy on Christmas Day!
Funny story – after I bought this, I was in another store and met a good friend of the very couple who make this. The very couple on the cover. Kind of a seven degrees of Kevin Bacon thing, that.
That same day, I went to a real grocery store in the big city and found……
Yeah. Cranberry Gingerale.
I’m kicking myself for only having bought one 2 liter. I guess I have to go back to get more because this stuff is as good as you can imagine it would be.
This next food find wasn’t so much an in person food find, but rather an inter food find. A food find that makes me want to move to Japan and eat at Burger King. Weird? Maybe.
Japanese pumpkin, aka kabocha squash, aka Katie’s kryptonite, ON A BUN??!?! With bacon, lettuce, beef patty, and a special sauce of peanuts, cashews, almonds, and hazelnuts.
Basically, it has everything I love on a bun. Burger, kabocha and nut butter.
It needs pickles though.
I spent my Sunday (impatiently) awaiting the big bad storm to hit, which didn’t happen until about 9 pm. And even then big is a stretch. I graded a ton of papers, and started another crochet project while watching far too much tv and icing my damn ankle that will not heal and is driving me BONKERS.
While sitting on my couch (again….it’s killing me, all this sitting) I also finished another book.
Read the review of my 49th book of 2012 here.
I’ve got 21 days to read one book to make my goal. I’ve got this.
What did you do this weekend? Did you get any snow?